The UC Santa Barbara Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve proposing to install a research grade, fully automated meteorological station capable of collecting aerial, terrestrial and aquatic environmental data within the Carpinteria Salt Marsh from a key research location within the Reserve. All sensor equipment will be installed upon a free standing aluminum tripod, which stands at a maximum height of 15 feet. The meteorological station consists of various sensors to measure: wind speed and direction, air and sea water temperature, rainfall, barometric pressure, sea-level height and other environmental parameters. The weather station is considered mobile and anchored to the ground at, or beyond, the feet of the tripod, with 3-6 12", or similar, stakes driven into the ground. No concrete footings are needed to secure the proposed weather station. The site would be accessed from a dirt road currently used by researchers and classes to access the Reserve. There will be no camera and no lights on the weather station and the station will be solar powered. The project site area is disturbed, and no native vegetation would be removed. Data from these weather stations are used in operational climate monitoring activities.