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LOGISTICS (Manuals, Setup Tools and Shipping Information)
 
 
New Site Setup
 

To establish a new site in AERONET, please contact Brent Holben or Philippe Goloub for approval. Once approved, please contact Amy Scully to complete the setup process.

 
Manuals
 

CIMEL Documents

Instruction Manual (also as PDF) - Cimel sun photometer operation instructions

Cimel CE-318-N User's Manual (PDF)

Cimel CE-318 Version T Quick Start Manual, Scheduler Description Manual, and User's Manual (PDF)

SeaPrism Photometer Manual (PDF)

Exchanging Eproms - Instructions for changing instrument firmware

Drive Bolt Tightening - Instructions for tightening the AZ and ZA drive

Measurement Status Information - Interpret K7 file and satellite transmission data

Transmitter Documents

Sutron Satlink2 Manual (PDF) - Instructions for the Sutron satellite transmitter

Sutron Transmitter Configuration (PDF) - Instructions for changing the Sutron transmitter configuration with the PC

Download Satlink Communicator

Stevens/Vitel Transmitter Set-up - Instructions for the Stevens/Vitel satellite transmitter

Instructional Videos
 

Check Connections (AVI, MOV) - Checking the connections on the control box (transcript)

Set Cimel Clock (AVI, MOV) - Instructions on modifying the Cimel control box time (transcript)

Testing the Wet Sensor (AVI, MOV) - Instructions on testing the Wet Sensor (transcript)

Instrument Setup (AVI, MOV) - Step-by-step instructions on setting up the instrument (transcript)

Loose Connections and Battery Replacement in Control Box (AVI, MOV)- Checking for loose connections (cards, chips, wires) and replacing the control box battery (transcript)

Testing Robot Switches (AVI, MOV) - Checking robot operation, disassembling the robot, inspecting and adjusting switches, and reassembling the robot (transcript)

Setup Tools
 

Calculate Cimel Parameters and Antenna Position- Calculate Cimel parameters and antenna position for the AERONET site latitude and longitude

Diagnostics/Troubleshooting - Use the troubleshooting tool to find the solution to common Cimel and antenna setup issues

Weekly Maintenance Procedure - Weekly maintenance procedure check list

UTC Clock (opens new window) - Determine the current UTC from NIST

 
PC Data Transfer

 

Cimel Sun/Sky Radiometer (AERONET)

Cimel (V4.8x, V5.x, and Version T) instruments should use the cimel connect software to automatically upload data to the AERONET processing system using a PC connected to the Internet.  Data may be transferred via HTTPS or HTTPS using proxy (instrument must be registered with the AERONET network).

To request K7 upload capability, please contact David Giles and Ilya Slutsker by email. Send Email


Kipp and Zonen Flux Sensors (Solrad-net)

Data Transfer Using KZ LogBoxSD (PDF) - Instructions to setup data upload from Kipp and Zonen LogBoxSD to PC using KZ Connect:

To request KZ Connect upload capability contact Joel Schafer and Ilya Slutsker.
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Shipping
 

Complete System Packed - Photos of a properly packed system

Packing Calibration Pieces - Identification and packing instructions for calibration pieces

Shipping Instructions - Instructions to send NASA and Non-NASA owned equipment

 
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NASA Official: Brent N. Holben
Last Updated: February 14, 2017