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Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS

PS-3209

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Release date to be confirmed early 2018

Go beyond tracking weather

Analyze trends to create understanding

The Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS is an all-in-one instrument for monitoring environmental conditions. A built-in anemometer as well as sensing elements for temperature, humidity, pressure, light, and GPS the sensor provides up to 17 different measurements that can be used individually or simultaneously.

Use the sensor in logging mode with the optional Weather Vane Accessory for long-term monitoring, or use it as a hand-held instrument to study microclimates and record ambient conditions relevant to many biological and environmental phenomena.

Conduct GIS/mapping experiments using the onboard GPS sensor in conjunction with any of the other available measurements. The new map display in PASCO software provids a way for students to analyze spatial data.

Best of all, even with the versatility and functionality available, the Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS is simple and intuitive for students to use.

Available Measurements:

Weather 1 Ambient Temperature
2 Barometric Pressure
3 Wind Speed
4 Wind Direction (true)
5 Relative Humidity
6 Absolute Humidity
7 Dew Point
8 Windchill
9 Heat Stress Index
Light 10 Ambient Light (lux)
11 UV Index
GPS 12 Latitude
13 Longitude
14 Altitude
15 Speed
16 Magnetic Direction
17 True Direction
 
 
 

Typical Applications

  • Conduct weather sensor experiments by collecting long term weather data
  • Study wind and pressure changes as a storm approaches
  • GIS and mapping activities
  • Investigate microclimates
  • Provide spatial information for mapping other sensor data

Special Features

Logging mode for long term experiments

Water resistant for extended environmental monitoring

Built-in light sensor for measuring light level and UV index

New map display (in PASCO software) for analyzing spatial data

17 different measurements that can be collected and analyzed individually or simultaneously.

Specifications

Barometric Pressure
  • Range: 225 to 825 mmHg
  • Accuracy: ± 0.1 mmHg
  • Resolution: 0.02 mmHg
Ambient Temperature
  • Range: -40 to 125 °C
  • Accuracy: ± 0.2 °C
  • Resolution: 0.1 °C
Wind Speed
  • Range: 0.5 to 15 m/s (winds of up to ~ 33 mph)
  • Accuracy: 3% of reading
  • Resolution: 0.1 m/s
Directional measurement
  • Wind direction: 0 to 360°
  • True heading: 0 to 360°
  • Magnetic heading: 0 to 360°
Relative Humidity
  • Range: 0 to 100%
  • Accuracy: ± 2%
  • Resolution: 0.1%
Illuminance (light level)
  • Range: 0 to 130,000 lux
UV Index
  • Range: 1 to 12
  • Accuracy: ± 1
  • Resolution: 1.0
Altitude (via GPS)
  • Range: 0 to 18,000 m
  • Accuracy: 2.5 (50% CEP)
  • Resolution: 0.5 m
Speed (via GPS)
  • Range: 0 to 515 m/s
  • Accuracy: 0.05 m/s
  • Resolution: 0.05 m/s
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 4.0 or USB 2.0
Battery
  • Rechargeable Lithium Polymer
Data Logging
  • At least 30,000 samples with all sensors on
  • Up to a full week with GPS sensor turned off
Water-resistance
  • IP-64 Rated (No ingress of dust, complete protection against contact, water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect)
Operating Environment
  • - 20 to 150°C
Calculated measurements
  • Absolute Humidity, Dew Point, Wind Chill, and Humidex
GPS
  • 66 channels
  • Warm up time of 35 seconds or less