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Smart Weather Station for Rural Agriculture using Meteorological Sensors and Solar Energy

Adoghe, Anthony U. and Popoola, Segun I. and Chukwuedo, Onyedika M. and Airoboman, Abel E. and Atayero, A. A. Smart Weather Station for Rural Agriculture using Meteorological Sensors and Solar Energy. In: WCE 2017, July 5-7, 2017, London, U.K..

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Abstract

Access to short term weather forecasts is still limited in local communities of Africa. Unlike short term forecasts, seasonal forecasts based on global and regional climate models do not give localized and timely information relevant to farmers’ needs. This paper presents a cost-effective, solar-powered automated weather station as a veritable system for weather forecasting that is relevant to solving agricultural decisions in rural communities. The developed system significantly reduced the cost of obtaining accurate, localized scientific weather information by interfacing various meteorological sensors to microcontrollers. On-site users can access the weather information via the LCD unit on the system while the data is sent to out-of-site user through Short Messaging Service (SMS) of mobile communication system. This approach will effectively ensure food security in arid and semi-arid African countries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 08:10
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2017 05:10
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8584

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