Do I need a weather station?
If you already have a reliable weather station on your
property, SWAN Systems can use the data from that when it calculates the soil
moisture balance of your sites. SWAN can also use data from nearby weather
stations, such as those owned by the BoM, other government agencies, or private
stations that have agreed to share their weather data with other SWAN accounts.
What if I don't have a flow meter / weather station on my property?
You don’t need to have a flow meter or weather station set up on your property in order to use SWAN. Although the ideal scenario would be to have a flow meter installed, valve nominal flows and irrigation events duration could be used to calculate ...
What if the forecast rain doesn’t eventuate?
The SWAN Systems model of your fields will be updated every time new information is received, this includes weather forecasts and observed rainfall at nearby weather stations. As the model steps through the days, forecasted rainfall amounts will be ...
Do I need to buy new equipment?
No, not at all! SWAN Systems has been designed to work with all common (and some not-so-common) brands of irrigation equipment, including many types of probes and weather sources. As long as your irrigation equipment is in good working order, and we ...
Where do the weather forecasts come from?
We purchase our forecasts for Australia from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). The BoM run multiple forecast models using super computers, and teams of meteorologists refine the results using their extensive knowledge of local conditions. ...
What is Evapotranspiration (ET)? And what is ETo?
We'll quote the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) here, "Evapotranspiration is the term used to describe the part of the water cycle which removes liquid water from an area with vegetation and into the atmosphere by the processes of both ...