TunnelBerries personnel from Rutgers University and Penn State University are collecting environmental data from high tunnels to create computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models. These models will help predict the temperature inside high tunnels throughout the year, relative to solar radiation, outside temperature, and wind speed. With this information, farmers will be able to effortlessly manage the temperature within their high tunnels. The photos show the sensor equipment inside a tunnel, a high tunnel outfitted with solar powered roof and sidewall vents, and the solar panel used to power the venting systems.
K. Hanson: Tunnel Berries Outreach Coordinator