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LEARNING ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED TO CLIMATOLOGY BASED ON A NEWLY INSTALLED WEATHER STATION
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Agriculture,
  • Resources and technologies in education
Information
Abstract
The project developed a fully functional web site for the Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus located in the E.T.S. Agronomics Engineering (Technical University of Madrid UPM). The primary objective of the weather station project was to involve students and University faculty in applied climatology and meteorology, to provide real meteorological data that could be used for classroom exercises, and also to make the information available to the public via the web site. A goal was to upload automatically meteorological information to a website every 30 minutes and to import and download the historical data directly from the weather station to the web. The weather station was installed on the E.T.S. Agronomics Engineering (Technical University of Madrid UPM. Latitude: 40.442 ºN, longitude: 3.7276 º W and elevation: 658 m) in June 2011. The station, a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus, is automatic and transmits measurements wirelessly to an internet connected computer. Data is streamed live to the Soil Science and Climatology Department site and is stored for future applications such as explanations, developing test and exercises and downloading historical and real-time data. The station logs temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed/direction, solar radiation, UV radiation index, rainfall, and calculates other weather variables: heat index, wind chill, dew point ET. For connecting the Davis Weather Station to web and for sharing the data, we use the software WeatherLink for Windows. The created web page (www1.etsia.upm.es/ESTACIONETSIA/index.htm) displays current weather data in tabular and graphic formats and the historical record of the same data over the latest week. The software stores downloaded data in monthly files with the format NOAA summary reports. The main task carried out by students was the collection of data through real-time weather observations and compiling and summary of weather records. They will include workbook exercises, analyze and compare real data, create spreadsheets, dataset generation for external research efforts, case study collection and use real data to solve numerical problems and exercises with the aid of the virtual teaching platform known as Moodle. The platform facilitates the cooperation between the students, through sharing spaces, where they can interact with each other, so that each student can see the work of the others and can contribute in improving the learning-teaching process
International
Si
Congress
6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2012)
960
Place
Valencia (España)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-615-5563-5
Start Date
05/03/2012
End Date
07/03/2012
From page
4246
To page
4254
INTED 2012 PROCEEDINGS CD
Participants
  • Autor: Ana Maria Moliner Aramendia (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Almorox Alonso (UPM)
  • Autor: Marta Benito Capa (UPM)
  • Autor: Chiquinquira Hontoria Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Ignacio Mariscal Sancho (UPM)
  • Autor: Alberto Masaguer Rodriguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Jesus Santano Arias (UPM)
  • Autor: Juana Perez Arias (UPM)
  • Autor: Eduardo Vázquez
  • Autor: Carmen Dieguez Martinez (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Calidad de Suelos y Aplicaciones medioambientales
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