Darren J Hocking

     
    • Just got back from sunny (then rainy) Cairns where I completed the OzFlux data processing workshop and conference.

    • Attended the Arts WordPress Training

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      Tuesday 23/7 saw an outside research team visit the site including Jan Pisek from Tartu Observatory in Estonia, Lola Suarez from RMIT and Zbynek Malenovsky from University of Tasmania.

      Jan is using hemispherical camera images from different heights to validate vertical profiles of foliage clumping maps compared to that derived from satellite data.

      Darius Culvenor rolled up to discuss links with of Jan’s methodology to his monthly hemispherical photos and the Vegnet laser scanners installed nearby.

    • Following meeting with contractors, FSD, OHS, & the Architect renovations of the old GES Basement workshop will begin Monday 29 July and run for a few weeks.

      The new space will incorporate the Physical Geography workshop and Climate Labs feature upgraded access, lighting, storage and work spaces with hardwood benches and shelves from the climate lab being recycled.

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      The  Monash Climate Group and Charles Darwin Uni created a series of Flux Towers down the NATT.

      This is now a regular focus of NT research with a recent focus on the TERN July Newsletter.

      The video from the Red Dirt Melon Farm is typical example of improving the savanna

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      opposite diagonals

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      water crossing

    • May 2014 sees the end of SGES running a Flux Tower in the Wallaby Creek Catchment, Kinglake West. With a checkered history where falling trees and Black Saturday took down the 110m tower twice we ran a freestanding scaffold tower up until recently when the vigorous regrowth outgrew the tower. Falling branches and trees from the dead overstorey means that it is unsafe to keep working in the forest.

    • Working on the new generation IRGA Licor 7500A for Engineering who manage the JAXA (Japanese Space Agency) Flux Tower which provides data to calibrate the new GCOM Satellite’s Microwave Radiometer.
      The IRGA was so out of date, Licor Snr.App.Analyst & Guru Israel Begashaw had to walk me through having to do a factory update on firmware and FPGA…

     

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