Saturday, October 17, 2009

BSC WiFi Weather Network

Dr. Hellström and geography senior Derek Ferris have recently installed two automatic weather stations on campus that record measurements every half-hour and each station communicates through the BSC WiFi network.

Two stations provide daily, weekly (and eventually monthly) graphs of various weather variables on BSC Campus. The first two stations are on the Science Building Roof and near the rail in the Chapel Lot. Two more stations will be installed in coming weeks.

The system is measuring air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, barometric pressure, precipitation, roof surface temperature, incoming solar radiation, soil moisture and soil temperature as part of on-going studies of the impact of urbanization on weather and hydrology at a local scale.

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