Discipline: Ecology Environmental and Earth Sciences
Subcategory: Physics (not Nanoscience)
Deshawn Howard - Virginia Union University
Co-Author(s): Nathacia Arthur and Francis Mensah, Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA
A weather station was developed at Virginia Union University on Ellison hall at a height around 50 ft. In this experiment three of the following devices are tested; a wind speed smart sensor (S-WSB-M003), rain gauge smart sensor (S-RGx-M002), temperature/RH smart sensor (S-THB-M00x). The data gather from these devices are used to compare to data received from weather stations across the Richmond Va. area. This information is then used to test the accuracy of commercially sold weather instruments with the top of the line instruments used by news and weather stations such as radars, satellites, and other leading instruments they may use. The data that was found showed that all equipment is properly working and giving appropriate results. Data analysis shows agreement with data obtained by other weather stations data for Richmond. We hope to use these data to better understand and predict the weather.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF HRD-1238719 HBCU-UP-CAPS in STEM-Faculty/Student Award
Faculty Advisor: Francis Mensah, firstname.lastname@example.org
Role: Equipment set up, data collections, analysis