Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS - PS-3209

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Shown in use with the Weather Vane Accessory, the Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS can be used as a temporary weather station, for GIS activities, to study microclimates and much more.

Overview

The Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS is an all-in-one instrument for monitoring environmental conditions. A built-in anemometer as well as sensing elements for temperature, humidity, pressure, light, and GPS the sensor provides up to 19 different measurements that can be used individually or simultaneously.

Go beyond tracking weather

Analyze trends to create understanding

Use the sensor in logging mode with the optional Weather Vane Accessory for long-term monitoring, or use it as a hand-held instrument to study microclimates and record ambient conditions relevant to many biological and environmental phenomena.

Conduct GIS/mapping experiments using the onboard GPS sensor in conjunction with any of the other available measurements. The new map display in PASCO software provides a way for students to analyze spatial data.

Best of all, even with the versatility and functionality available, the Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS is simple and intuitive for students to use.

Note:  The anemometer can only be used in winds at or below the max speed rating. Using it in hurricane level winds or with a leaf blower can damage the unit.

Available Measurements:

Weather

1

Ambient Temperature

2

Barometric Pressure

3

Wind Speed

4

Wind Direction (true)

5

Relative Humidity

6

Absolute Humidity

7

Dew Point

8

Windchill

9

Heat Stress Index

Light

10

Ambient Light (lux)

11 UV Index
12 PAR

13

Irradiance

GPS

14

Latitude

15

Longitude

16

Altitude

17

Speed

18

Magnetic Direction

19

True Direction

 

Typical Applications

  • Conduct weather sensor experiments by collecting long term weather data
  • Study wind and pressure changes as a storm approaches
  • GIS and mapping activities
  • Investigate microclimates
  • Provide spatial information for mapping other sensor data

Special Features

  • Logging mode for long term experiments
  • Water resistant for extended environmental monitoring
  • Built-in light sensor for measuring light level and UV index
  • New map display (in PASCO software) for analyzing spatial data
  • 19 different measurements that can be collected and analyzed individually or simultaneously.
The Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS was reviewed in the NSTA blog on April 8th, 2018.

"Tools such as the Pasco Wireless Weather Sensor will be an invaluable component in making the abstract concrete, the enormous manageable, and the experience quantifiable."
Full Review

Bluetooth 4 Connectivity

Required Software:

PASCO products that use Bluetooth® 4 technology - wireless sensors, smart carts, and the AirLink Interface - require the latest versions of our software.

PASCO Capstone is available for Mac and Windows. SPARKvue  is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and Chromebooks.

Additionally, the Wireless Motion Sensor and Wireless Smart Carts can be connected via Bluetooth and used with our MatchGraph! app.

Compatibility/System requirements

Any current model Chromebook, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or Android phone will support direct connection to PASCO Bluetooth 4 devices. Also, any Windows 10 device w/ Creators Edition 1703 or later will support direct connection.

Chromebook users MUST have the latest firmware updates for ALL wireless sensors in order to use them without the USB Bluetooth Adapter. Full information.

All other windows computers/tablets, older Macs, and Chromebook users without updated sensor firmware currently require the PS-3500 USB Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter to connect to PASCO’s Bluetooth 4 devices.

Full compatibility details are available, including compatibility information for older computing devices.

Datalogging

Independent datalogging 

Long term data collection directly on the sensor

In logging mode wireless sensors collect data to their onboard memory for hours, days, weeks or even months at a time without needing to be connected to a computer, tablet, Chromebook or smartphone.

When the experiment is concluded, simply connect the sensor to a device running PASCO software and download all the measurements it recorded.

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New Storage Option

Simplify storage & inventory

Custom Gratnells Tray for Wireless Weather Sensors with GPS (PS-3596)

The precision cut inserts are designed to accommodate up to 10 Wireless Weather Sensors with GPS

See the buying guide below for details

Includes

  • Weather Sensor
  • USB charging cable
  • Specifications

    Barometric Pressure
    • Range: 225 to 825 mmHg
    • Accuracy: ± 0.1 mmHg
    • Resolution: 0.02 mmHg
    Ambient Temperature
    • Range: -40 to 125 °C
    • Accuracy: ± 0.2 °C
    • Resolution: 0.1 °C
    Wind Speed
    • Range: 0.5 to 15 m/s (winds of up to ~ 33 mph)
    • Accuracy: 3% of reading
    • Resolution: 0.1 m/s
    Directional measurement
    • Wind direction: 0 to 360°
    • True heading: 0 to 360°
    • Magnetic heading: 0 to 360°
    Relative Humidity
    • Range: 0 to 100%
    • Accuracy: ± 2%
    • Resolution: 0.1%
    Illuminance* (light level)
    • Range: 0 to 130,000 lux
    PAR*
    • Range: 0 to 2400 µmol/m2/s
    Irradiance*
    • Range: 0 to 1362 W/m2
    UV Index
    • Range: 1 to 12
    • Accuracy: ± 1
    • Resolution: 1.0
    Altitude (via GPS)
    • Range: 0 to 18,000 m
    • Accuracy: 2.5 (50% CEP)
    • Resolution: 0.5 m
    Speed (via GPS)
    • Range: 0 to 515 m/s
    • Accuracy: 0.05 m/s
    • Resolution: 0.05 m/s
    Connectivity
    • Bluetooth 4.0 or USB 2.0
    Battery
    • Rechargeable Lithium Polymer
    Data Logging
    • At least 30,000 samples with all sensors on
    • Up to a full week with GPS sensor turned off
    Water-resistance
    • Splash proof and designed to withstand the elements
    Operating Environment
    • - 20 to 150°C
    Calculated measurements
    • Absolute Humidity, Dew Point, Wind Chill, and Humidex
    GPS
    • 66 channels
    • Warm up time of 35 seconds or less

    * Based on solar radiance

    Buying Guide

    2784419
    PS-3500
    USB Bluetooth Adapter
    1
    Required

    Windows devices, Chromebooks and older Macs lack native Bluetooth® Smart support and require an adapter to use PASCO wireless products.

    All current model Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets or phones support direct connection to PASCO Bluetooth Smart devices and do not require the adapter.

    Full compatibility details are available.

    USB Bluetooth Adapter   PS-3500
    2784637
    PS-3553
    Weather Vane Accessory
    1
    Accessories

    Turn the Wireless Weather Sensor w/ GPS into a temporary weather station for long term logging experiments with this accessory.

    Weather Vane Accessory   PS-3553
    2691263
    PS-9879
    Impeller Replacement-Anemometer
    1
    Replacement Parts
    Impeller Replacement-Anemometer   PS-9879

    Software Required

    This product requires or recommends PASCO software for data collection and analysis. Either SPARKvue software or PASCO Capstone software may be used.