2009 Station Fire, Dunsmore Canyon, Glendale, California

Science Center Objects

Recent Monitoring Data

Rainfall | Soil Water Content and Ground Water Pressure | Channel Stage | Battery Voltage

Rainfall

Rainfall is measured at the monitoring site using tipping-bucket rain gauges that measure 0.2 mm of rainfall per tip. One rain gage is installed on a bare open slope. A second rain gage is installed beneath the canopy of recovering vegetation. (all times in UTC)

Rainfall - Bare Slop

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2009 Station Fire, Glendale, CA Landslide Monitoring Site-Rainfall (Public domain.)

Rainfall - Canopy

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2009 Station Fire, Glendale, CA Landslide Monitoring Site-Rainfall (Public domain.)

Soil Water Content and Ground Water Pressure

The monitoring site has three soil pits with sensors to measure the volumetric water content of the soil. A tensiometer to measure soil pore-water pressure in the range of +85 kPa to -100 kPa is located at the base of one of the pits. The depth of the instruments in the pit is indicated on the graphs. (all times in UTC)

Soil Pit 1

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2009 Station Fire, Glendale, CA Landslide Monitoring Site-Soil Pit 1 (Public domain.)

Soil Pit 2

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2009 Station Fire, Glendale, CA Landslide Monitoring Site-Soil Pit 2 (Public domain.)

Soil Pit 3

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2009 Station Fire, Glendale, CA Landslide Monitoring Site-Soil Pit 3 (Public domain.)

Channel Stage

A laser-distance meter is mounted over the channel to measure the height of flow if present. (all times in UTC)

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2009 Station Fire, Glendale, CA Landslide Monitoring Site-Channel Stage (Public domain.)

Battery Voltage

Battery voltage is monitored for identifying any problems with battery charging due to solar panel or battery failures. (all times in UTC)

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2009 Station Fire, Glendale, CA Landslide Monitoring Site-Battery Voltage (Public domain.)