Enhancing Atmospheric Data Acquisition.
The assessment of real-time weather data remains a challenge for atmospheric researchers, meteorologists, and farmers. To address this issue, we developed a solar-powered Arduino microcontroller-based weather station equipped with meteorological sensors to measure key atmospheric parameters, including temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed, and wind direction. The weather station comprises monitoring elements for all these parameters, as well as components for power supply, electronic control, display, and data transfer.
Data collected by the sensors are processed by an Arduino Atmega 2560 microcontroller, which displays the information on an on-site LCD for immediate access. Simultaneously, the data is transmitted to a Wi-Fi module, enabling online access for users at remote locations. The Internet of Things (IoT) initiative by Thinkspeak Technology is utilized for storing and analyzing the measured meteorological parameters.
Performance evaluation of the weather station demonstrates successful synchronization between electronic sensors, the microcontroller, and the internet, facilitating reliable real-time atmospheric data logging. A noteworthy aspect of this project is the cost-effectiveness achieved by utilizing low-cost sensors and locally available components, making it possible to develop the weather station for just N216,400 (Two Hundred and Sixteen Thousand Four Hundred Naira), as opposed to approximately $8,000 (Eight Thousand Dollars) required for an imported weather station.
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