Portal Phenocam

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You may have noticed the super-cool daily images featured in last week’s post. They’re from our new network camera.

For starters, it allows us to do things like watch our desert field site turn from brown to green in no time flat (and back to brown again this winter).

 

 

 

 

But even cooler, our camera is part of the PhenoCam Network. They’re organizing a network of near-surface remote sensing images from sites all over the world. This creates a time series of images, in RGB and infrared, that can be used for phenology monitoring by the PhenoCam folks, us, or anyone who’s interested.

 

 

 

 

The PhenoCam folks make all the imagery freely available to download. From installation and configuration to image analysis, they provide awesome support. And their R package phenopix provides a quickstart to using phenocam imagery.

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2 Responses to “Portal Phenocam”

  1. Morgan Ernest Says:

    Reblogged this on Jabberwocky Ecology and commented:

    How did we get those daily pics of the desert turning green in a week? Meet Portal’s new toy: the Phenocam.

  2. The Portal Weather Station | The Portal Project Says:

    […] the fancy little widget in the sidebar comes). And we’ve mounted the phenocam (featured in an earlier post, and another widget in the sidebar) to […]

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