A nextgen LP-IoT weather station.
Vitali G., Magnanini E.
IoT is changing the way of making measurements and observing the environment, and overall to strongly decrease costs making everybody able to assemble a variety of new devices based on reliable components. Besides the growing interest in remote sensing, and standardised terrestrial weather stations, affected by high maintenance costs new cross-discipline approaches are blooming. A representative case is given by a new weather station, where off-the-shelf sensors are used to realise a low-maintenance and durable station including temperature, relative humidity, pressure, radiation, wind velocity and direction together with a disdrometer for characterising rainfall events, the latter being of particular interest in the extreme event scenario. Former performances and calibrations are described, showing how the range of measure, though not comparable to the majority of standard weather stations, its LP-IoT approach, ensuring autonomous power supply and real-time data availability, may be useful in several investigations in the domains of applied atmosphere physics and hydrology.