The Alabama Mesonet is made up of 21 combination meteorological/soil profile stations and twelve soil profile stations (no longer operational). The combination stations are also part of the USDA NRCS SCAN network. ALMNet is run by the Alabama A & M University. The original ALMNet stations (seven SCAN sites) were installed February 2002. Since June 2003 the Alabama Mesonet should really be called the Alabama/Tennessee Mesonet, since the USDA NRCS added three stations in adjacent counties north of the state line. In August 2003 one soil profile station (Bragg Farm) was converted to a SCAN site. More recently, additional stations were deployed south of northern Alabama, while several north Alabama stations were decommissioned (archival data is available on request).
The ALMNet stations were a key component for bringing one portion of the Soil Moisture Experiment 2003 (SMEX '03) to Huntsville.
Green markers are ALMNet SCAN stations, blue markers are NOAA airport stations, and purple markers are BLM RAWS stations.
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)|
|United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - National Water & Climate Center (WCC)|
|United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - World Agricultural Outlook Board|
|Alabama A & M University|