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

Adoghe, A. U. and Popoola, Segun I. and Chukwuedo, Onyedika M. and Airoboman, A.E and Atayero, A. A. (2017) Smart Weather Station for Rural Agriculture using Meteorological Sensors and Solar Energy. In: World Congress on Engineering 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)
Uncontrolled Keywords: automated weather station, meteorological sensors, rural agriculture, microcontroller
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 10:28
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 10:28
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8666

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