ALEX: ALqueva hydro-meteorlogical EXperiment
- Universidade de Évora(líder)
- EDIA - Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-Estruturas do Alqueva, S.A.(parceiro)
Objetivos, atividades e resultados esperados/atingidos
The objective of the project is to conduct an hydro-meteorological experimet in Alqueva: ALEX 2014. The detailed design and planning
of the ALEX measurement campaign will be the first task of vthe project. The first task also includes the testing and calibration of equipment.
It is envisaged that the experience arises during the spring / summer and lasts about 3 months. During this period a set of continuous measurements of
several parameters will be performed, including the energy fluxes (radiative and sensible and latent heat), CO2 and H2O on the reservoir as well as the
thermal profiles of the water column and common near surface meteorological variables (temperature, humidity, wind, precipitation and pressure). In
the same period the CGE meteorological stations and other equipment installed in the station will have its own program of observation integrated in the
During the experiment period, several observations will be made on a weekly basis, including, water column profiles of chemical and biological
elements, measurements of turbidity and the spectral irradiance at different depths.
An Intensive Observation Period of 3 days will be held, during which, in addition to those measures, the atmosphere will be characterized by the
release of meteorological balloons with radiosondes.