May 23–25, 2017
Ada & Archibald MacLeish Field Station
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Distributed temperature sensing (DTS) allows users to measure temperature continuously along fiber optic cables every 0.5 m over a range of up to 8 kilometers. Temperature can be measured in all types of media—water, soil, air, buildings—anywhere the cable can be placed. Much of this workshop will be hands on and the class will install a fiber optic cable, establish proper calibration and collect data. Participants will also learn the background of instrument physics and operation, how to splice fiber optics cable and process the data that is collected. Workshop participation is limited to 15 people.
The workshop will be held at Smith College's Ada & Archibald MacLeish Field Station in Whately, Massachusetts, located about 11 miles north of campus at 80 Poplar Hill Road. Lunch will be served each day of the workshop. Participants should be prepared to be outside in all kinds of weather and spend extended periods of time in field and forest. A water bottle, long pants, a sun hat, and insect repellent are recommended.
- Christine Hatch, Geosciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
- Paul Wetzel, Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability (CEEDS), Smith College
Register for the Workshop
Want to join us? Fill in the registration form and send in the registration fee to hold your place. Registration deadline is April 21.
Registration form (PDF)
If you have questions about the workshop please contact Paul Wetzel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-585-2646.