FieldClimate manual & Recent releases
In the station list and map widgets, new sensors can be selected in the corresponding drop-down menus. They are:
- Wind speed
- Leaf wetness, 1 hour
- Wet bulb temperature
- Disease Models Page:
- “Alternaria sp.” model added to the crop package “Walnuts, Almonds and Pistachio”.
- Many drop-down menus are improved with a search option.
Wind Rose Diagram widget: available for stations with wind speed and wind direction sensors, the new widget shows a Wind Rose chart giving an overview of wind speed and wind direction distribution at a particular location over a specific period of time.
Stations List widget > Export table as xls: once downloading the xls file, the sheet will contain all the other available sensors and values.
Device Settings Page:
We adjusted the default suggested value for measuring, logging and transmission settings of some IoT devices (nMETOS and METOS FWT).
What’s New in FieldClimate:
Dashboard map: the “refresh”button was removed. The map is now instantly updated once switching between the drop-down sensors.
Date and last measurement: mousing over the pins will show date and time of last measurement for that value.
Station data page:
Charts: for “daily” aggregations, the bar charts for precipitation, leaf wetness, and sunshine duration are now placed on top of each day.
Station list: star icon allows to favoritize and fix stations on top of the list.
New Features: new features or pages in FieldClimate are now identified with an icon and a simple description of its functionality.
Cropzone list: star icon allows to favoritize and fix cropzones on top of the list.
The archive of past FieldClimate releases is available here.
FieldClimate is the cloud for owners of METOS® Systems.
All METOS® devices are sending data to the web servers of FieldClimate and are easily accessible through the desktop website or mobile apps. This way, data can be reached from any place and anytime.
Table of Contents
0. FAQfieldclimate.com, we recommend clicking on this button to disable the automatic synching and your new setting will be regularly saved. Once you press this button for on of your stations, the setting is extended to all stations in your account.
0.1. PREFACEFieldClimate is the cloud platform used to present agrometeorological data collected by METOS® weather stations and data loggers. Key changes with the New Generation of FieldClimate:
- Renewed user interface based on widgets
- Improved visualization of data
- Fasted and more flexible
- All METOS® services integrated into one platform as a holistic solution
1. HOW TO USE FieldClimate
1.3. USER MENU
1.3.1 ADD/REMOVE STATIONClick on the icon user menu: here you can add or remove stations and access to other user settings. To add your device, click on user menu > Add/Remove station. It will ask you for a Station ID number and a station key. Now the little silver colored sticker which came with your METOS® has to be used. This sticker contains two keys. Key 1 gives the power to change all the settings on the METOS® whereas key 2 is only valid to see the data of the system. To be able to set up the METOS® please enter the key 1 here. If you entered the correct key your station list will be enlarged by this METOS® and it can be selected. In User Settings password can be changed.
1.3.2 USER SETTINGSClick on User menu > User Settings to change and update the user settings. In particular, you can update the password, personal information and more settings like the language and the unit (metric or imperial). Remember to update the settings once you finished.
1.3.3 API SERVICESCONNECTING FIELDCLIMATE TO THE JOHN DEERE OPERATION CENTRE 1. User menu > API services
1.4 STATION LISTClick on the Station List icon which allows you to choose among all the METOS® devices and select a single one. Each station has its own serial number, custom name and its last communication: you can find the station by name or serial number. It is possible also to see if the METOS® device has the plant disease or weather forecast subscription active. Remember that for these services you need to have the corresponding subscriptions active.
1.5 NOTIFICATIONS LISTNotifications can now be seen on the server level, as a list on the top-right menu of FieldClimate. Apart from the individual notifications page, inside station settings, users now have a dedicated page to access all notifications, from all stations, in the same place. The notifications list counts with: a list of unread alerts, a history page with all the historical notifications, and a configuration page for general editing.
2. MAIN DASHBOARD
2.1 DASHBOARD SETTINGSThanks to the new Dashboard, with a widgets structure, the user can manage better the fast access to the services of highest interest between historical data, localized high-precision weather predictions, disease models, soil moisture data, CropVIEW images, insect traps and other DSS (Decision Support Systems). When you selected your METOS® device, the site will reload and you will see the main Dashboard. You can completely customize the Dashboard with data of your interest (tables and graphs). For example, you can edit the Dashboard by adding or removing widgets.
2.1.1 ADD WIDGETClick the “Add Widget” button and a new window will appear you have to insert the:
- Select the widget type.
- Insert the widget title.
- Insert the widget descriptions and choose the colour for the window.
2.1.2 WIDGET SETTINGSClick “More options” and more edits appear. You can also move the widget into the Dashboard or remove it. In addition to that, you can group the data hourly or daily and select the last period of time to display (8h, 24h, 48h, 72h). If you click the “Profile” button you can choose the type of data between All sensors (it includes all the sensors connected on the METOS® device) and the other groups such as Disease climate, Growing climate, Wind monitoring, Frost and Temperature monitoring Soil or Precipitation monitoring. Be sure to click the ”Refresh” button after making any changes to all settings, otherwise, edits will be lost.
2.2 DASHBOARD STATION-LIST WIDGETThe station-list widget is located on the FieldClimate dashboard page. With this tool, users can easily evaluate station conditions regarding battery, last communication, and other selectable sensors such as rainfall, air temperature, etc. Other than data display, it is also possible to download the customized list as an excel file.
2.3 DASHBOARD WORK-TRACKING WIDGETWork Tracking trips can be visualized and compared on your dashboard page. A widget can be created under Dashboard (three dots) -> add a 1 column container -> create new widget -> select ‘Work Tracking’ from the drop-down menu -> save.
2.4 DASHBOARD WIND ROSE WIDGETThe Wind Rose is a chart which gives a view of how wind speed and wind direction are distributed at a particular location over a specific period of time (wind direction and intensity). To see the Wind Rose, you need to have a wind speed and direction sensors connected to your METOS weather station. How to interpret the Wind Rose chart? The wind rose represents the direction of the prevailing wind by the length of the rays. The ray points to the direction from where the wind is coming from and its length shows the frequency of this direction. The colors mean wind speed, the longest color is the most frequent. The wind speed ranges are fixed, and they depend on the sensor unit set (km/h, m/s, mph…).
- 0-2: the blue part of the ray demonstrates calm or very low wind speeds;
- 2-5: black color indicates light air;
- 5-10: green rays represent a light breeze;
- 10-20: the orange color represents a gentle breeze;
- >20: violet color indicates the maximum wind speed displayed in the wind rose.
- Click on the icon with three dots on your dashboard top right.
- Select one of the options to add one or more column containers.
- Click on “Create a widget” and select “Wind Rose diagram”.
- Once clicked on “Add widget” you will see the Wind rose container -> to see the filters and chart click on the icon with three dots again.
- Filters will show up -> Source of data (raw or hourly data), period interval (going back maximum to 1 year of measured data), the wind speed and direction sensors (it is auto-selected per default) and the station SN need to be selected by the user.
- Remember to SAVE on the top-right corner of the Dashboard.
3. ACCUMULATOR TOOL
3.1 DEGREE DAYS
3.2 CHILLING UNITSThe Utah model is more complex because it introduces the concept of relative chilling effectiveness and negative chilling accumulation (or chilling negation). According to Richardson et al. (1974) temperatures between 0 and 16°C promote the breaking of rest, whereas temperatures > 16°C negate such effects. Maximum promotion occurs at 7°C (1 h at 7°C = 1 chill unit); higher and lower temperatures within the 0-16°C range are less effective. This model has been modified as more information has become available. The Positive Chill Units (PCU) model is a modification of the Utah Model, which does not consider the negative values for the chill accumulation, and which is designed for situations where, because of the abundance of high winter temperatures (temperatures > 16 °C), the final values are negative. This model has been found to give a more accurate estimation of winter chilling in areas with mild winters or subtropical climates.
3.3 RAIN SUM
4. WEATHER FORECAST PAGEFor iMETEO you need to have the corresponding subscription active. It is a joint product of meteoblue and Pessl Instruments. It combines past data with a forecast of the main meteorological variables on an hourly basis for 7 days. An METOS® station is needed: the observation data is sent to the www.fieldclimate.com/login database, and the weather forecast is automatically adjusted to the conditions of the specific METOS® weather station. Data can be additionally combined with spray conditions, growth, irrigation and disease forecast models. On the Weather Forecast page, you can choose different ways to view the weather forecast on your site. Details: 3 days weather forecast as default, you can also see the next 7 days. Parameters calculated hourly: air temperature (°C), precipitation (mm), probability of precipitation (%), wind direction (deg), wind speed and gust (m/s), relative humidity (%), daily evapotranspiration (mm), leaf wetness, global solar radiation (W/m^2), cloud cover (%), surface air pressure (hPa).
4.1 HISTORY & CLIMATEWithin this new page, there is now a broad scope of functionalities focused on historical weather data and climate data. Below you can find an overview of these features.
4.1.1 RISK ASSESSMENTThe risk assessment diagram displays the probability of a specific weather event or risk to occur during a year. The diagrams are available for 1) cold, 2) warm events, and 3) precipitation, and are based on more than 30 years of historical simulation data. By comparing different years, you can reveal patterns of specific events. This diagram assists in weather dependent decisions such as outdoor activities, or sowing periods. The risk assessment diagram is subdivided into 3 parts:
- Likelihood: The first diagram shows the likelihood of a certain event in percent (%). The y-axis indicates the likelihood, whilst the x-axis displays the time frame for all diagrams.
- Tolerable risk: The tolerable risk approximates the personal tolerable risk in percent (%). This enables the risk evaluation by taking into account divergences, which are personally acceptable. The y-axis indicates the tolerable risk in percent.
- Years: The third diagram compares the event occurrences of the last 40 years. The y-axis shows the different years. This helps to differentiate seasons and assists in evaluating the probability of a certain event.
4.1.1.A COLD AND WARM EVENTSTemperature is below or above a certain threshold for a certain time. The threshold is set for temperature values at 1°C for cold events while at 30°C for warm events. The cold events meteogram is commonly used to evaluate frost. The first diagram shows the likelihood of the defined event. You can estimate your personal risk in the second diagram. For instance, if your personal tolerable risk for a frost event is 20% you should schedule sowing later (e.g. end of April). On the other hand, if you can accept 50% frost likelihood in favor of earlier sowing, you should sow earlier (e.g. beginning of march).
4.1.1.B PRECIPITATIONThis variable evaluates precipitation amounts in a week above a certain threshold and with the help of this representation; you can estimate strong precipitation events and schedule activities accordingly. The threshold for precipitation amounts is set at 30 mm/week.
4.1.2 CLIMATE COMPARISON
4.1.2.A NEXT 6 DAYS METEOGRAMThe meteogram Climate comparison shows the expected weather, compared to the weather of the previous 10 or more years. Thereby, you can see how “normal” the current weather is. The meteogram Climate comparison looks for the closest place which has a weather station with minimum 10 years of reliable measurements available. The name of the place with the station is indicated in the meteogram title, as well as the distance from the selected place. The temperature chart shows the range of maximum, mean (thin line) and minimum temperatures of the past years, and the forecast of the next 6 days (thick line). The total precipitation for the next few days is shown in the precipitation chart, relative to the average precipitation of the period during the last years.
4.1.2.B NEXT 12 DAYS METEOGRAM – CURRENT TO CLIMATEThe “Last 12 months” meteogram enables a comparison of weather variables of the current season to the 30 year mean climate. This diagram shows the current season compared to the average climate for a chosen place. The diagram is labeled with temperature and months.
- The black line shows the mean temperature for every month of the last 12 months (current).
- The thick orange line shows the calculated mean temperature of the last 30 years for every month (climate). This line denotes the exact mean of the temperatures but does not reveal fluctuations of the temperature from year to year.
- The orange buffer around the red line makes the fluctuations between the last 30 years more visible. It shows in what range the temperatures of the last 30 years are distributed. It shows the maximum monthly mean and the minimum monthly mean of the last 30 years.
- The wider the buffer around the red line, the more fluctuations between the years are common in this month.
- If the black line runs outside of the orange buffer, this means that the temperature of the current month or season does not correspond to the usual average temperature expected in this place.
- If the black line lies within the orange buffer, this means that the current temperatures fit the usual climate.
- The black-horizontal bars show the recorded precipitation for each current month.
- The dark blue bars show the maximum amount of precipitation during the last 30 years for each month.
- The light blue bars show the minimum amount of precipitation during the last 30 years.
- The white bars show the minimum amount of precipitation during the last 30 years.
- If a black bar is beneath the light blue bar or above the dark blue bar, this means that the current monthly sum of precipitation does not correspond to the 30 year average.
- The longer the blue bars, the greater the fluctuations of monthly precipitation are between the last 30 years.
- The shorter the blue bars, the less fluctuations there were in the last 30 years, which means that the amount of precipitation has been more constant.
5. WORK PLANNING PAGEYou will be able to access this page only if you have the Weather Forecast subscription activated. Pessl Instruments developed in the last 6 years a series of Work Planning algorithms based on the combination of real measurements of rain and temperature and the hourly 7-day weather forecasts. The work planning forecast based service information are available on hourly resolution for the next 7 days. The work planning algorithms indicate the most suitable (green colour) and the worst period (red colour), with more intervals in between, to perform and plan the requested operation in your specific field. Field accessibility and tillage ability are based on precipitation and show the better and worse periods to access and work the field. Fertilizing efficiency is calculated from wind gust, precipitation and relative humidity and shows in green colour the most suitable period to spread fertilizer. More information are available on the help content. Here below an example of the Fertilizing efficiency window in FieldClimate login. These services are all displayed in the first chart, while the second one shows the corresponding weather forecast.
5.1 TROPICAL SOWING WINDOWThis model estimates the general sowing suitability for crops grown in a tropical environment. Measured rainfall, as well as the forecast of rainfall, and temperature are considered by the model. Suitable sowing periods will be marked green (score: 2). However, too high maximum temperatures in the forecast, overall low precipitation, or a forecast of extremely high hourly precipitation are unfavourable and are, therefore, marked as less suitable (yellow, 1) or unsuitable (red, 0) sowing conditions.
6. EXTREME WEATHER MONITORING PAGEThe Extreme Weather Monitoring page serves as a protective tool for frost and heating waves, keeping an eye over measured and forecast data on the same chart, allowing a quick assessment of the current situation, to identify risks and prevent damage to the crops and to the health of the population. The chart includes by default:
- 48h past measured data of air temperature, wet & dry bulb temperature.
- 48h hyper localized forecast of air temperature and wet bulb temperature updated frequently with the latest data from your station, satellite and radar.
- Available for the sensors: wet bulb temperature, dry bulb temperature (only measured data) and air temperature.
7. DISEASE MODELS PAGEOnce you chose the station, select your crop and the corresponding disease model. In the menu on the upper side, as explained in the Station Data chapter, choose the time lapse to show the chart/table. Then you can click on “Disease model information” to have more informations about the graphic of each disease. Graphs and tables show, for example, the disease risk (%), the infection progress (%) which are of key importance for the decision-making process for the farmer. Data is displayed hourly and you can select either the last period of time (from 24h to 30 days) or the time period from the calendar. You can also export data as image or csv, displaying it in a chart or table and at the end remember to refresh.
8. SOIL MOISTURE PAGEIn this page you will find all your soil moisture sensors connected with your METOS® device which data are displayed in the charts. On the left side you will find all your sensors and you can select only the ones of your interest. In the upper menu you can choose the Time period for displaying your data, then remember to refresh. You can set the budget lines to apply the colored bands in the chart indicating different moisture conditions.
8.1 CUSTOM VIEWClick on “CUSTOM VIEW”; write a custom view name, select the type of calculation (AVG, SUM or PAW) and sensor (Volumetric or Tensiometric), and then select the sensors you want to do the calculation. Don’t forget to SAVE at the end.
8.1.3 PAWThe PAW (Plant Available Water) calculation applies normalization to VWC data, based on WP (Wilting Point) and FC (Field Capacity) that you have to set in the related boxes for every sensor data serie. The calculated outputs are displayed for every sensor in terms of PAW, where 100% correspond to the Full Point (or Field Capacity), whereas the default value for Refill Point is set at 50%, but can be modified based on different crop water requirements. The Budget Lines defined the colored bands (red, green, blue) are referred in this case to the Full Point fixed at 100% and the Refill Point set in the Custom View Box.
8.2 SOIL TEXTURE CALIBRATIONFor some soil moisture profile probes additional column CALIBRATION is available in Settings -> Sensors and nodes, where you can select different soil texture calibration equations to be applied to your soil moisture data. The texture calibration options available are the official ones provided by the OEM probe manufacturers.
9. CropVIEW®PAGEIt needs to have an CropVIEW® device in your crop. It is an agricultural information system that periodically takes high resolution photos of the crop. Photos are automatically uploaded to the FieldClimate platform and allows continuous crop monitoring and yield control. High resolution images can be analyzed over time in relation to environmental data. To access the CropVIEW® page, please click on eye icon on the left side of the bar. After clicking on the eye icon, a new page with full-scale picture will open. Below the full-scale picture, you can find a date selection option and a selection between the two cameras – wide angle lens and zoom lens. With this you can choose which picture to show in full-scale.
9.1 FRUIT DIAMETER TOOLA new tool is implemented in FieldClimate, which allows you to manually draw circles around fruits, on pictures taken from your orchard or field by CropVIEW® device. If you precisely know the distance between the camera and crop, you will also get a reliable measurement of fruit diameter in mm (depends on the distance between camera and crop – more precise it is, more precise will be the measurement). To start using this tool, you must select a picture from zoom camera and click on the “Start Drawing” button on the top of the high resolution picture. Click on the help button (?) next to “Start Drawing” and follow the instructions.
10. iSCOUT® PAGEiSCOUT®, a combination of hardware and software with the aim to remote monitor agricultural pest insects. With its integrated electronics and sticky plate, it is smart enough to be hung where needed. In the field, the device is self-sufficient, being powered by a solar panel and a battery. Integrated camera takes high-resolution pictures of the sticky plate within the iSCOUT. Images are sent via LTE/UMTS to the FieldClimate platform where they are analysed with ML methods. The results are then visible on the web and mobile devices. Those real time data can be used for further analysis and support you timely with your decisions. The iSCOUT® page in FieldClimate is accessible when clicking on the EYE icon on the left side of the bar. After clicking on the eye icon, a new page with the pictures of your device will open. In the Gallery we show all pictures per month, week, season (you can use the drop-down list to change). Important: click refresh after choosing an option. If you want to see previous months/weeks/seasons use the buttons for moving back or forward.
10.1 INSECT DETECTION TOOLWhen clicking on a picture the “correction mode” with automatic insect detections, drawn as green rectangles around the insect are shown. Thicker rectangles mark the new insects the system detected, based on the previous image. You can rename the drawn rectangles on the image. Select the rectangle, click on the right mouse button and label/mark the insect according to the default pest insect list or create your own pest list. The detections will be tracked back and forward, so they exist as long as the insect stays in that position. You are also able to draw rectangles manually and name them, however they just stay at the photo the drawing has been made. Remember to SAVE changes. If you want to hide insects that are not in your interest, you can do so by clicking on their name in the right upper corner- detection results and they get inactive (greyish). You can also export the image.
10.2 iSCOUT® PESTSPer default a list of various agricultural insect pests is available. However, you are able to deactivate the visibility of that pest list (click NO on the question “Display system defined pests?”) and create your own pest list with ADD PEST.
10.2.1 ADD A NEW PESTHere it is obligatory to choose the order of the pest insect, on all other fields you can freely choose the names. That new added pest insect will appear on the pest list and in the correction model to be selected to label on the photo. Remember to SAVE changes.
10.3 iSCOUT® GLUE BOARDSiSCOUT® glue boards help you to manage your pest-monitoring season.
10.4 iSCOUT SEASONS MANAGEMENTGlue boards are summarized into seasons. Click “ADD SEASON” to organize photos per season. Be sure to click the “SAVE” button after making any changes, otherwise edits will be lost. The “GLUE BOARDS” button allows you to see information about glue board (date, insect counts). You can also remove or update seasons info.
10.5 MONITORING DATAOn this page you will find detections/counts of insects displayed in chart and table form. Click the “Date/Week Select Mode” button to insert the period of time using the calendar to show the data. You can see the data of a specific selected time period (from-to) or of the glueboard or season. When choosing glueboard/season only the targets (defined in glueboards) will be shown and displayed on the monitoring page too. There is the possibility to export charts as image and table as “xls”. Clicking on the Toggle Charts or Toggle Table you can hide chart/table. Be sure to click the “Refresh button” after making any changes.
10.6 CAMERA SLIDESHOWCamera slideshow enables you to view photos as a slideshow. Click the “Date/Week Select Mode” button to insert the period of time using the calendar to show the data. You can also set how fast the presentation should play, rewind or select Fullscreen. Be sure to click the “Refresh button” after making any changes.
11. STATION SETTINGS PAGE
11.1.1 TIME ZONE AND LOCATION SETTINGSUnder timezone and location, you need to provide precise information, as weather forecast and other services depend on it. Be aware that precise location and time-zone settings are essential for proper functioning of weather forecast and other services. If your device has a built-in GPS, location and time zone will be acquired automatically. Otherwise, you can also define location manually in different ways: Drag the marker on the map to your location. Enter location (by address) into “location search” box and then click “GO!” button. Enter coordinates of device location to “Longitude, Latitude, Elevation” boxes (you can acquire coordinates with help of your mobile phone, if it has built-in gps). The timezone is automatically set if you drag the marker on the map or if you find the location from the “Location search” input. For entering the time zone manually: Select the correct time zone from a list. When you finish with the configuration, do not forget to save the new settings (click on “save location” button).
11.1.2 LOGGING AND TRANSFER SETTINGSUnder transfer settings, you can define how your METOS® device is sending data. The setting for logging interval and transmission times will work with the default values, as long it is not changed. The logging interval is set to 60 minutes by default. Shorting the logging interval will increase the power consumption and the data transfer cost. It can be set to 10, 15, 20, 30, 60 and 120 minutes. Logging interval means time interval at which your station will read data from all the sensors and store it to memory. With Scheduler you can select hours of the day (only full hours possible) at which stored data will be transferred to the server. You need to select at least one transmission per day. Using less transfer times will decrease the data transfer cost.
- Fixing transfer interval every 60 minutes it takes precedence over the Scheduler, which is ignored by the station: data can be sent every 10, 15, 20, 30 or 60 minutes. You can also disable the fixed transfer interval option giving the precedence to the Scheduler.
- Station activity: here you can select activity state of the station. You can either turn it completely off, with choosing Station is switched off in the drop-down menu or by selecting Station is gathering but not sending data you will put your station in a mode where it is only logging but not transmitting. By default station is set to normal working mode and is gathering and sending data.
- If rain monitoring is enabled, the METOS® device measures, logs and transfers data at a fixed 15 minutes interval while it is raining. By default rain monitoring is off. This option is available only at the stations which have rain gauge sensor.
- If water level monitoring is enabled, the METOS® device sends data to the server every 15 minutes interval during flooding events. The user can define a water level threshold. When the threshold is exceeded, the METOS® device measures, logs and transfers data in the specified interval. This option is available only at the stations which have water level sensor.
11.1.3 CropVIEW® and iSCOUT® CONFIGURATION PAGESet up time zone and location: these settings are very important as they are essential for proper functioning of some services. For setting timezone and location CropVIEW® settings follow the same settings for a METOS® device. Set up transfer settings: setup how your CropVIEW® is sending data. Be aware that taking and sending pictures consumes a lot of data and energy. Therefore, we set a limitation to take pictures three times per day. Set up camera: setup camera settings. Be aware that bad settings can result in corrupted images. Change this settings only if you are confident to know what you are doing. For the iSCOUT® you can setup how your station is sending data. To maintain the amount of data under 1GB and inside your monthly plan the maximum number of captured images is limited to three per day. During low temperatures please make sure that your station transmits only once per day due to battery saving. You can also customize your Camera settings, but we suggest to maintain the default settings.
11.2 SENSORS AND NODESIn this section, you can define a custom name for your station and all nodes connected to it. Every METOS® device is significantly named by a serial number. For most users it is more convenient to name it after the site is installed. Moreover you can also define a custom name and color for every single sensor that is connected to your station. For every single sensor you can also select a unit in which the value of the sensor will be presented on charts and in tables. After defining custom units, names and colors, you need to save your settings. You can do this by clicking on the “update“ button for every single sensor or at the “save all“ button at the end of the sensor list, to save all at once. The button “Reset Sensors” enables you to reset all sensor units to their default values. (Important note: When you change the unit’s settings (Metric/Imperial) in the User menu, the change only affects default sensor unit settings and not customized unit settings).
11.3 SMS WARNINGS
11.3.1 PHONE NUMBERSIn this section you can define phone numbers and names associated with it, at which you want that a warning SMS will be sent. Under Add phone number please input phone number together with a country code and a custom name associated with it. After filling the input boxes click on “ADD” button to add the phone number. If you want that a warning SMS is sent to more numbers, you can add additional phone numbers to the list. Under List of phone numbers you will see all phone numbers and associated names that you have added. If you want you can also set the state of a phone number from active (by default) to not active (with clicking on “yes/no“ button). In this way you can choose which phone numbers from the list warning SMS will be sent. By clicking on “remove“ button you can also remove a certain phone number from the list. When you will finish with configuration, do not forget to save new settings that you made (click on “save phone numbers“ button).
11.3.2 SETUP SMS WARNINGThe user can define an upper and lower threshold SMS alarm values for each sensor. If a measured value exceeds (or goes below) the establish threshold, the METOS® device will send the SMS with a warning text (name of sensor, actual value, threshold value) to up to 30 different mobile phone numbers. Alarm thresholds are checked every 5 minutes within each measurement. When the METOS® receives the sent acknowledgment from the mobile network the METOS® device will disable SMS sending for 4 hours. But if a measured value drops below the threshold in 3 consequent measurement cycles, the METOS® will again enable the sending of SMS and send the corresponding alarm.
11.4.1 CREATE NEW ALERTSAt the notifications page you can create new alerts, while checking and editing the existing alerts. The first part of the screen consists of the creation of new notifications based on station-level. For a particular station, users can indicate if: warning is at maximum or minimum, choose the sensor type, set up one or multiple thresholds, set the resending time, and optionally add an email address. Alerts will, then, follow these settings, sent via email or SMS warning – in case a cellphone number was added in the SMS warnings section.
11.5 INFORMATIONThis page contents only informations regarding Basic Information, Network Details, Weather Data and GPS Location and there are not any configuration options. In user defined name it is not showing name as you define it in sensors and nodes, instead it is showing “/“ all the time. By clicking on “Station Events“ or “Communication History“ more informations can be shown.
11.6 CORRECT PRECIPITATION DATAThis tool allows users to correct precipitation data from any rain source (physical or virtual stations). The correction needs to be done on the respective rows, for the selected time period, then computed via the ‘APPLY’ button. Once applied, the changes can be instantly seen on all data pages, likewise, on their applications.
11.7 FROST-MONITORING MODEThis feature enables to automatically set shorter transfer intervals (5 or 10 minutes instead of 1 hour) during frost conditions – only when the temperature value goes below 5°C. This allows a more efficient and smarter management of the battery, increasing its performance, and provides live data of the key frost parameters. Users will not have to worry about changing the settings from FieldClimate, but everything will be automatic!
12. SAMPLING DATA VISUALIZATION PAGES
12.1 SoilGuard SAMPLING DATA VISUALIZATIONAfter uploading the SoilGuard data on your PC, via User menu -> data upload -> CSV file upload, you will be able to visualize your SoilGuard sampling data. Files can only be imported in CSV format.
12.2 Dualex SAMPLING DATAData uploading for Dualex devices can be done through User menu -> data upload -> CSV file upload. The latest data will be visible on the map with the possibility to go back in time via the calendar and/or navigation arrows.
12.3 MobiLab SAMPLES
12.3.1 How to upload data from MobiLab?MobiLab data can be uploaded via the mobile app: MobiLab Sampler available for Android and iOS version. Step-by-step is below: 1- Download the MobiLab app for iOS or Android; 2- Register your sample locations on the app, respectively creating individual IDs for each one of them; 3- Download the Desktop Software from MobiLab on your computer; 4- Within the Desktop Software, execute the measurements for soil or Plant SAP; 5- Results will appear on the Desktop Software. For more information, check the manual. 6- To visualize data in the FieldClimate platform, users need to sync data from Desktop Software to the FieldClimate server.
12.3.2 How to visualize MobiLab data in FieldClimate?After the data sync is done, MobiLab data can be accessed via the station list or via cropzone list in the case of FarmView users. For the first option, data display will look this:
13. CALCULATED SENSORS
13.1 VIRTUAL SENSORSVirtual Sensors provide readings of physical properties that are not measured directly but derived from the readings of other sensors.
13.1.1 EVAPOTRANSPIRATIONET0 daily evapotranspiration is calculated with the FAO-56 Penman-Monteith equation and needs measurements (sensors) of:
- Air temperature
- Air humidity
- Solar radiation
- Wind speed