This sensor is packed with 19 different measurements, including GPS, that can be monitored live or collected over the long term.
- 1x USB charging cable
See the Buying Guide for this item's required, recommended, and additional accessories.
The Wireless Weather Sensor is an all-in-one instrument for monitoring complex environmental conditions. It houses several sensing elements within a single unit to provide 19 different measurements. Use the sensor in logging mode with the Weather Vane Accessory for long-term monitoring, or use it as a handheld instrument to study microclimates and record ambient conditions relevant to environmental phenomena. You can even transmit data wirelessly to your device for classroom analysis when group activities are constrained by time. With the built-in GPS, you can also collect location data for student investigations and analyze it on the map display, powered by ESRI ArcGIS, within SPARKvue software.
- Ambient Temperature
- Barometric Pressure
- Wind Speed
- Wind Direction (true)
- Relative Humidity
- Absolute Humidity
- Dew Point
- Wind Chill
- Heat Stress Index
- Ambient Light (lux)
- UV Index
- Magnetic Direction
- True Direction
- Logging mode for long-term experiments
- Water resistant for extended environmental monitoring
- Built-in light sensor for measuring light level and UV index
- Special map display (in SPARKvue software) for analyzing spatial data
- 19 different measurements that can be collected and analyzed individually or simultaneously
- Conduct weather sensor experiments by collecting multiple days of weather data
- Study wind and pressure changes as a storm or front approaches
- GIS and mapping activities to investigate water quality, species distributions, and more (when used with other sensors)
- Investigate microclimates around campus
- 1x USB charging cable
|Water-resistant||Splash proof and designed to withstand the elements|
|Barometric Pressure Range||225 to 825 mm Hg|
|Barometric Pressure Accuracy||± 0.1 mmHg|
|Barometric Pressure Resolution||0.02 mmHg|
|Ambient Temperature Range||-40 to 125 °C|
|Ambient Temperature Accuracy||± 0.2 °C|
|Ambient Temperature Resolution||0.1 °C|
|Wind Speed Range||0.5 to 15 m/s (winds of up to ~ 33 mph)|
|Wind Speed Accuracy||3% of reading|
|Wind Speed Resolution||0.1 m/s|
|Relative Humidity Range||0 - 100%|
|Relative Humidity Accuracy||± 2%|
|Relative Humidity Resolution||0.1%|
|Illuminance* (Light Level) Range||0 to 130,000 lux|
|PAR Range (Based on Solar Radiance)||0 to 2400 µmol/m2/s|
|Irradiance Range (Based on Solar Radiance)||0 to 1362 W/m2|
|UV Index Range||1 to 12|
|UV Index Accuracy||± 1|
|UV Index Resolution||1|
|Altitude (via GPS) Range||0 to 18,000 m|
|Altitude (via GPS) Accuracy||2.5 (50% CEP)|
|Altitude (via GPS) Resolution||0.5 m|
|Speed (via GPS) Range||0 to 515 m/s|
|Speed (via GPS) Accuracy||0.05 m/s|
|Speed (via GPS) Resolution||0.05 m/s|
|Operating Environment (Temperature)||- 20 to 150°C|
|Operating Environment (Max Wind Speed)||65 mph|
|GPS Warm Up Time||35 seconds or less|
Battery & Logging
|Stored Data Points Memory (Logging) 1||>35,000|
|Battery - Connected (Data Collection Mode) 2||>44 hr|
|Battery - Logging (Data Logging Mode) 3||1.5 days (with GPS), 11 days (w/o GPS)|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable LiPo|
1 Minimum # of data points with all measurements enabled, actual results depend on enabled measurements.
2 Continuous use in a connected state until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.
3 Logging until battery failure, actual results will depend on sample rate, active measurements, and battery condition.
* Normal classroom use is the sensor in active use for 20min/lab for 120 lab periods/yr.
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product can connect directly to your computer or device with the following technologies. No Interface required. See the following guide for details regarding device compatibility: Wireless Bluetooth Product Compatibility »
- Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
- Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Dedicated Datalogging with SPARK LXi
Consider an all-in-one, touchscreen data collection, graphing, and analysis tool for students. Designed for use with wired and wireless sensors, the SPARK LXi Datalogger simultaneously accommodates up to five wireless sensors and includes two ports for blue PASPORT sensors. It features an interactive, icon-based user interface within a shock-absorbing case and arrives packaged with SPARKvue, MatchGraph!, and Spectrometry software for interactive data collection and analysis. It can additionally connect via Bluetooth to the following interfaces: AirLink, SPARKlink Air, and 550 Universal Interface.
|Weather Vane Accessory||PS-3553||$37|
|Wireless Weather Sensor Storage Tray||PS-3596||$40|
|Recommended charging solution for multiple sensors Wireless Sensor Charging Station||PS-3599||$99|
|Micro USB Cable||PS-3584||$10|
|USB Bluetooth Adapter||PS-3500||$14|
Perform the following experiments and more with the Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS.
Visit PASCO's Experiment Library to view more activities.
Students use a weather sensor in a terrarium to understand the relationship between the water cycle and energy within a microclimate.
Students observe that air temperature and humidity are affected by the type of structures and organic material around them.
In this lab, students use a weather sensor to measure the conditions in a water cycle model.
In this lab, students investigate the rate of transpiration in plants under normal and humid conditions. Then, they will have the opportunity to design their own inquiry experiments to test additional variables.
In this lab, students use a weather sensor to measure temperature, dew point, humidity and atmospheric pressure over a period of time. Then, they'll identify any correlation between the data collected to observable weather conditions.
In this lab, students use a fast-response temperature sensor and a model to simulate the weather conditions responsible for the formation of dew and frost.
|Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS Reference Guide||English - 920.50 KB|