Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS

Description

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 provides 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.

Note:  The anemometer can only be used in winds at or below the max speed rating. Using it in hurricane-level winds or with a leaf blower can damage the unit.

SPARKvue is now compatible with ArcGIS, allowing for GPS data analysis and visualization. Students can also export their data and load it into a map at ArcGIS.com.

 

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

Experiment Library

Perform the following experiments and more with the Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS.

Visit PASCO’s Experiment Library to view all activities for this product.

The Water Cycle

In this lab, students use a weather sensor to measure the conditions in a water cycle model.

Dew and Frost

In this lab, students use a fast-response temperature sensor and a model to simulate the weather conditions responsible for the formation of dew and frost.

Weather in a Terrarium

In this lab, students will design and investigate weather using a closed system, weather sensor, and light sensor to help identify independent variables, dependent variables, and controlled variables.

Monitoring Weather

In this lab, students will use a weather sensor to monitor the weather outdoors at various times of day for an extended period.

Tracking Weather

In this lab, students use a weather/anemometer sensor to determine how variations in temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, dew point, wind speed, and sky conditions relate to each other and produce specific weather conditions.

Percent Oxygen in Air

In this lab, students use an absolute pressure sensor to study air characteristics and determine the percent of oxygen present.

Supporting Documents

Manuals
Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS Reference Guide English 920.50 KB