For the measurements an accurate weather station, easy to build for students, has been developed by Ghent University. The meteorological sensors (Davis Vantage Pro 2) are accurately measuring temperature, relative humidity, wind and precipitation. The data communication is based on state-of-the-art Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. A solar panel combined with a battery is used to power the weather station. The battery has a capacity sufficient to survive 1 month without incoming solar light. An Arduino based microcontroller is used to manage the sensors and data communication. The weather station has been developed in such a way that students can easily and safely build and install it.

VLINDER station 53 at Poelberg (Tielt) installed and maintained by VTI Tielt.

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