Proyectos de Investigación

GuMNet Initiative

The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


GUMNET

 

El proyecto GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) nació dentro del Campus de Excelencia Internacional (CEI): Campus Moncloa como una colaboración entre la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, el CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas), la AEMET (Agencia Estatal de Meteorología) y el Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama.

 Los objetivos de GUMNET son sentar las bases de una red  para la investigación y observación climatológica, meteorológica y del medio ambiente en la Sierra de Guadarrama al Norte de Madrid. Esto representa un primer paso para disponer de un entorno único que permita desarrollar un amplio espectro de investigaciones científicas.

 La Sierra de Guadarrama está considerada como una zona de alto interés para las observaciones meteorológicas, climatológicas y el estudio del medio ambiente, además de ser la fuente de agua de todo Madrid y una  gran zona verde de la Comunidad que da lugar al esparcimiento para muchos madrileños, lo que la convierte en un espacio con un interés social evidente.

 Utilizando como base  la Infraestructura implementada por GUMNET se pretende que se desarrolle todo un centro de estudio del cambio ambiental  y climático del que participen además del CEI, otras instituciones científicas. Además será un excelente laboratorio que mejorara la educación de los estudiantes en las diferentes etapas de su carrera y proporcionara a los científicos la posibilidad de desarrollar nuevos métodos experimentales o de prueba y servirá para adaptar los modelos numéricos.

 Para alcanzar estos objetivos  es necesario complementar y ampliar las redes  de observaciones meteorológicas ya existentes de la AEMET y Parque Nacional de Peñalara (PNP), con instrumentación proporcionada por los grupos participantes y con la infraestructura adicional obtenida en el marco de GUMNET. En particular, se plantean los siguientes puntos:

  • Complementar las estaciones de observación con sensores adicionales y realizar perforaciones de hasta 20m para monitorizarla temperatura y humedad del subsuelo.
  • Aumentar la red de estaciones de observación existente con nuevos emplazamientos
  • Mejorar la infraestructura de comunicación con el fin de ser capaz de garantizar la disponibilidad de los datos medidos en el CEI. Esto incluye la configuración de un servidor central para el almacenamiento, procesamiento y presentación de los datos.

The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG). 

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

 The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

 Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

 The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

 Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


GuMNet Initiative

The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

 

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

 

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

 

Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

 

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

 

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

 

Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

 

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

 

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

 

Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) project was born within the Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Moncloa Campus as a collaboration between the Complutense University of Madrid, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) AEMET (State Meteorological Agency) and the National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama (PNSG).

The GuMNet infrastructure project consists in implementing an hydrometeorology observational network in the Sierra de Guadarrama, just 50 Km northwest of the city of Madrid. GuMNet lays the fundations of a network for research and climate, weather and environment in the Sierra de Guadarrama observation. This project represents a first step to provide a unique framework in an environment of high protection to be use as a laboratory serving a wide range of scientific research.

The database generated by GuMNet will attract future studies concerning environmental and climate change in the context of ecosystems in middle and high mountain areas. This valuable source of data will generate a space for scientific collaboration with other national and international institutions. The diversity of potential uses of the network GuMNet will be very useful in education at all levels; from basic cycles, higher degrees and research.

Conceptually, GuMNet intend to use such a well known space such as the Sierra de Guadarrama in a laboratory for interdisciplinary research. On one hand, a space for exchange of observations and scientific discursión among researchers is generated. On the other hand, online platforms and various informative materials will allow the public to acces the results from different research lines developed around this region.


The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) infrastructure consists of 11 complete hydrometeorological stations with instrumentation for observing the state of the atmosphere, surface and the subsurface. The atmosphere monitoring conditions satisfy the standards of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) concerning variables such as air temperature, relative humidity, and wind direction module, precipitation, radiation and thickness of the snow cover. GuMNet is installed on the basis of the meteorological network of the former Natural Park Peñalara, proclaimed Sierra de Guadarrama National Park (PNSG) by Law 7/2013 of 25 June 2013.

Complementing the atmospheric measurements, subsurface infrastructure is incorporated into the network with a total of 15 boreholes of up to 20 meters deep and 9 trenches of up to 1 meter depth. In the boreholes the temperature is monitored with 8 sensors placed at different depths. In the trenches they are directly inserted temperature and humidity sensors at different depths. Furthermore our team of soil scientists has characterized soil types and composition of the horizons performing a test pit at each station to provide a valuable description of the environment as metadata, enabling a better interpretation of the data observations collected by the automatic stations.


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The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) infrastructure consists of 10 real time automatic weather stations with instrumentation for observing the state of the atmosphere, surface and the subsurface. The atmosphere monitoring set up satisfies the requirements of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) concerning variables such as air temperature, air humidity, wind speed and direction, precipitation, radiation and snow cover thickness. Complementing the atmospheric measurements, surface and subsurface sensors are incorporated into the network and distributed within a total of 15 boreholes of up to 20 meters depth as well as 9 trenches dug up to 1 meter depth. In each borehole the temperature is monitored with 8 sensors placed at increasing depths.Trenches incorporate temperature and humidity sensors at 3 depths in most sites. Furthermore our team of soil scientists has characterized soil types and composition of the horizons performing a test pit at each station, thus providing a valuable description of the environment as metadata, and enabling a better interpretation of the observations collected by the ground sensors.

All GuMNet sites have this common design. Additionally some sites ar dedicated to adress specific features like monitoring forested or deforested environments, monitoring pasture areas, eddy covariance fluxes, etc. 

 



The GuMNet (Guadarrama Monitoring Network) infrastructure consists of 10 real time automatic weather stations with instrumentation for observing the state of the atmosphere, surface and the subsurface. The atmosphere monitoring set up satisfies the requirements of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) concerning variables such as air temperature, air humidity, wind speed and direction, precipitation, radiation and snow cover thickness. Complementing the atmospheric measurements, surface and subsurface sensors are incorporated into the network and distributed within a total of 15 boreholes of up to 20 meters depth as well as 9 trenches dug up to 1 meter depth. In each borehole, the temperature is monitored with 8 sensors placed at increasing depths.Trenches incorporate temperature and humidity sensors at 3 depths in most sites. Furthermore, our team of soil scientists has characterized soil types and composition of the horizons performing a test pit at each station, thus providing a valuable description of the environment as metadata, and enabling a better interpretation of the observations collected by the ground sensors.

All GuMNet sites have this common design. Additionally some sites ar dedicated to adress specific features like monitoring forested or deforested environments, monitoring pasture areas, eddy covariance fluxes, etc. 


Estación portail -La Herrería II EG009- (flujos CO2 y turbulencia Eddie)
Estación portail -La Herrería II EG009- (flujos CO2 y turbulencia Eddie)
 Estación de alta montaña -Dos Hermanas EG005- (2.225m)
Estación de alta montaña -Dos Hermanas EG005- (2.225m)
Estación de referencia - Cotos EG003- (1.873m)
Estación de referencia - Cotos EG003- (1.873m)
Estación de mínimo impacto -Cota2000 EG006- (2.019m)
Estación de mínimo impacto -Cota2000 EG006- (2.019m)