Adam Wolf @ Princeton

Ecology, Earth System Science & Global Change Biology

Teaching

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Fall 2013

CEE474/ENV474: Design and Implementation of Environmental Sensor Networks

Adam Wolf and Kelly Caylor

Course Description: This class is an introduction to physical computing using the Arduino platform, with the goal of developing environmental sensors that talk to the internet over cellular networks. You will learn to develop computer code and wire electronics, as well as learn the nuts and bolts of the internet, including linux utilities, mysql, python, and sms. A primary objective will be the provision of data onto the internet in real time for use in decision support systems and modeling applications. The course will be organized around a central design project where individual teams develop sensor hardware and software components that are then integrated into a single package. The course will meet weekly in a single 3-hour session comprising of lectures and laboratory work, transitioning to directed project activities as the semester progresses.

Spring 2011

CEE474/ENV474: Design and Construction of Environmental Sensors

Adam Wolf, Kelly Caylor, and Eric Wood

Course Description: This course will provide an introduction to the design, fabrication, and testing of environmental sensors for use in real-time monitoring applications. Topics will include micro-controller programming, use of solid-state sensors, and radio communications using WiFi/GSM/Zigbee protocols. A primary objective will be the provision of data onto the internet in real time for use in decision support systems and modeling applications. The course will be organized around a central design project where individual teams develop sensor hardware and software components that are then integrated into a single package. The course will meet weekly in a single 3-hour session comprising of lectures and laboratory work, transitioning to directed project activities as the semester progresses.

Winter 2009

Biology 164/264: Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions

Chris Field, Joe Berry, Adam Wolf

Basic questions to be addressed by this course:

  • What are the major fluxes of energy and matter between the atmosphere and land ecosystems?
  • What determines the temperature of leaves, plants, soils, and ecosystems?
  • What controls rates of plant photosynthesis and transpiration?
  • How do atmospheric processes interact with ecosystem processes to control CO2 and water exchanges?
  • How do characteristics of the land surface influence the motions of the atmosphere?
  • How do characteristics of the land surface influence climate?
  • How do greenhouse gases exchanged by ecosystems influence climate?
  • How can we measure and model the exchanges of matter and energy from the leaf to the global scale?

Winter 2007

Biology 164/264: Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions

Chris Field, Joe Berry, Adam Wolf

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