The Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus Weather Station is used to collect data using multiple sensors housed in a radiation shield.
The Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus Weather Station includes a Vantage Pro2 console/receiver and an integrated sensor suite to collect data. The integrated sensor suite is solar powered, and includes a rain collector, temperature sensor, humidity sensor, anemometer, 40 foot anemometer cable, solar radiation sensor, UV sensor, sensor mounting shelf, and a solar panel. The temperature and humidity sensors are enclosed in a standard radiation shield.
The electronic components are housed in a weather-resistant shelter, and the console is powered using the included AC-power adapter, or with three C batteries. The wireless option uses frequency hopping spread spectrum radio technology to wirelessly transmit data up to 1000 feet in line of sight. Through walls under most conditions, the range is from 200 to 400 feet.
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Guarding the environment in Vermont
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