How can a DAVIS Vantage Pro automatic weather station be used?
Amateur use – Domestic use
Climate change taking place worldwide, but also the interesting scientific object of Meteorology have attracted many amateurs too, who, either individually or as a team, spend time monitoring and recording weather conditions.
The Davis Vantage PRO automatic weather stations can adapt to suit domestic needs. More specifically, the VANTAGE PRO 2 wireless station console/receiver can receive data from up to eight different transmitters.
We therefore recommend for this use, the wireless Vantage Pro2 or Vantage Pro 2 Plus, which include a console and an integrated sensors’ cabinet (rain gauge, wind meter, temperature and humidity sensors).
For farm people, weather represents the hinge factor which can instantly destroy every fruitful effort and cause production problems and economic losses.Moreover, it is widely known that the main weather phenomena determine the biological functions and the damaging or not effects of illnesses on plants.
For the protection against weather phenomena, but also against plant illnesses, one of the most effective investment choices is the purchase of an automatic weather station.An automatic weather station can prove to be a very valuable tool in the hands of expert –and not only- scientists, incurring low cost and featuring unlimited benefits, especially its forecasting ability versus the unavoidable diagnosis parameter, where there is no possibility to act in any field.
The company Davis Instruments, having acknowledged the need for station specialization so that the stations suit the agricultural needs, offers the wireless Leaf & Soil Moisture/Temperature Station.This station can receive data with the attachment of the Vantage Pro2 or Weather Envoy console and the addition of Weather Link.Data are received with the following two methods:
a) Via a fully equipped station consisting of two leaf moisture sensors, four soil moisture sensors, as well as four thermometers.
b) Via two partially equipped stations, the first having two leaf moisture sensors and two thermometers and the second having four soil moisture sensors and four thermometers.
Apart from the wireless Leaf & Soil Moisture/Temperature Station model, to which, in its simple version (without sensors), we can add only the amount of sensors we need, there is also the complex Complete Soil Moisture/Temperature Station model, which has four soil moisture sensors and four thermometers.
Moreover, with the use of the Agricultural/Turf Management Software Module, it is possible to issue weather bulletins for sudden weather conditions for farmers and field workers.It's a simple procedure:the user inserts the date and receives data on evapotranspiration, cold temperature and leaf moisture duration.
The automatic weather stations can be studied by pupils in courses on physical sciences and their applications.The Weather Link software can be added in all Davis station models to record weather conditions.Pupils can then proceed to the preparation of bulletins, since the data can be exported to most databases and work programs. Another popular application is web page creation, related also to the creation of a global network (GLOBE PROGRAM), enabling the educational community to exchange information (primary and secondary education).
Weather represents very often an important factor for professionals, determining critical and major decisions. For instance, a construction company is directly interested in the prevailing temperatures or in the amount of relative humidity. In other words, there are weather parameters which determine the execution or not of some works.
Other examples of professional use are the automatic weather station installation in sports stadia for the measurement of weather parameters which influence sport activities, the automatic weather station installation in electricity production factories for the measurement of weather parameters which influence energy production, etc.