Monday, March 15, 2010

Week 11: Water

The 60 mm of rain in week 11 has wet the top soil again.

This is the week where I ran out of time to look at the data. And this is also the time the logger decided to stop working. You will see next week that there will be several days of missing data.

There is a lesson here. I collect lots of data from lots of places and usually have too much information to make sense of it all. Add to this the inevitable hardware breakdowns and we have information overload plus information gaps = wasted opportunities.

The point is that the effort in monitoring (time and expense) must be matched by the amount I am learning. If I can't turn the information into better decisions and a deeper understanding of the system I'm managing then .....

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