|e-School Weather Station|
|The e-School Weather Station allows students
to experience the excitement of weather monitoring
with the same high level of precision used
by professional meteorologists. A wind speed
and direction sensor, a thermometer, a hygrometer,
and a rain gauge are set up on school grounds.
Data collected by the sensors is relayed
in real time to a dedicated personal computer,
which collates and stores the data. Any computer
connected to this weather station computer
via the school LAN can then be used to access
the e-School Weather Station data.
The included application software allows users to manipulate data to generate and display graphs. Users can also generate and print daily and monthly charts with the software.
The collected data is ideal for use by instructors in class projects. Instructors can also use the stored data to create new teaching materials. This quality tool is an excellent addition to any school's repertoire of teaching materials.
Data collected by the e-School Weather Station can also be shared with a broader audience. The system can automatically generate an Internet-ready meterological information page when data is collected and transfer that page to a Web server within the school network. At the same time, an e-School Weather Message can also be automatically generated and transmitted to registered e-mail addresses. By sharing e-School Weather Station information via the Internet with local residents, ward fire and disaster prevention authorities, and the school board central server, a school can exhance its role within the community.
|Weather Observation Sensor on School Grounds|
Storage of measured data
Transmission of data in RS232C format to PC inside school building
|Barometer and heliograph also available as optional equipment.|
|Meteorological Data Transmission/Manipulation/Storage System|
(new or existing unit)
in-school LAN hub
Display of meteorological data
Creation of teaching materials
Simple data display
Classtime weather observation
|Local residents' PCs
To ABC Elementary School's Web server weather site
Open access to
observed weather conditions
|Ward Fire & Disaster Prevention Section
e-School Weather Message analysis
Manipulation of observed meteorological data
Use in ward disaster prevention activities
|School Board PC
Transfer of observed data to central server for school meteorological observatories
Collection of observed meteorological data for all schools in ward
Exchange of observed meteorological data between schools
|Sample e-School Weather Message
(Transmission of data from previous six measurements)