One tree planted
ALPHA MACH is proud to be partnered with One Tree Planted®. Through this non-profit’s dedication, we will donate one planted tree for every NAUTICAL sold!
One Tree Planted® is an environmental charity focused on global reforestation. They plant trees in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa. Most of the projects help with restoration from forest fires and floods, as well as creating jobs, building communities, and protecting habitat for biodiversity.
Global warming has a lot of effect on hydrology. Reservoirs and lakes level suffers from drought and irrigation system must be optimized. Some other areas are greatly affected by flood and the need to ensure proper ground water retention is critical to limit the damages. Water movements inside the ground must be understood and well-studied before any intervention are made by the management authorities.
Temperature is a reliable and low-cost parameter to get the data required to create a model of ground water movements inside sediments and inland environment. Simple and rugged TrodX can be left inside the soil for over a year to monitor the temperature variations at different depths.
Using heat is useful to trace vertical water fluxes through the ground created by concurrent tidal pumping and groundwater discharge. A mathematical model can be used to identify the tidal portion from the groundwater and the time series can be analyzed by heat tracing software such as VFLUX and 1DTempPro.
Irrigation canals management needs to evaluate how much losses are due to permeability of the ground. Some losses are needed to distribute the water to the adjacent fields, but excessive permeability means that there will not be any left at the end. Trods located at the bottom of the canal and along the sides will help in quantifying permeability and defining the course of action, either dragging to make the bank more permeable, or the addition of bentonite to improve impermeability.
Water level and temperature data can easily be obtained with the Nautical range of instruments. Small, compact, totally encapsulated for ruggedness and affordable they also integrate a four frequencies light sensor that can be used for turbidity measurements. Tributaries of a river system with salmonids population can be monitored to detect which ones influence the rise of temperature of the water. Management can then apply more targeted corrective actions such as reforestation along the bank of these tributaries.
Easy to install and hide even in tight spaces hide the Nautical will record data for years. A quick GPS fix is done at each location to be able to recover them. In riverbeds, it is convenient to tie them to bigger rocks or large wood pieces that are unlikely to be moved by flash flood or ice.
A string of temperature data loggers in the water column will provide detailed information about stratification in a lake or fjord and risks of an insufficient mixing of the water with possible lack of oxygen at the bottom layers. The ice breaks up date and time in spring can also be detected by the quick temperature change of sole top layers. These strings can be left for years in the water column and will continuously monitor the temperature to provide historic data of the stratification.
Ground water and aquifer will also be affected by global warming and must be well understood before any interventions are made. The Tline with temperature sensors and water level pressure sensors will provide information on water movements and levels. The Tline can be built to meet the specific requirements of each site with different length, number, and position of the sensors. This will provide information for the visualization of the hydrology of a site.
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