HFF maintains a network of 11 continuous-recording water-quality monitoring instruments called “sondes” that record parameters including dissolved oxygen, temperature, and turbidity every 15 minutes. HFF is designing a process by which the data from these sondes can be transmitted to a cloud or server, from which it can be made available via a web-based interface. The 2016 Environmental Modeling Intern conducted background research and laid the groundwork for this process. The 2017 intern will build on that work to complete the project.
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The Rural West Initiative explores issues of the less populated areas of the North American West – places whose natural beauty and heritage are matched only by the challenges they face. These issues, such as access to economic opportunity, health care, education, and housing, often get less attention than they deserve.