As a fact, no one would know where exactly where they were in the world if we didn't have Geography; it helps us to know things around us and how to utilize them. It helps us to know places on earth. It helps us to understand the way of life of other people. One important tool in geography is the weather. The climate is changed with time, so this requires a continuous monitoring and getting data for weather.
For this reason, Al-Mamoon College request an Automatic Weather Station AWS t for the Geographic department in the college, that can be used for research purposes, education and to provide a data base that can serve another community.
The station was installed on the free ground of the university and it has been collecting data since its original installation on 1-st, May 2012.
The sensors customized in the station are: wind speed; wind direction; temperature; barometric pressure; precipitation; solar radiation and GPS. The data logger used is CR1000 and the station was solar powered. For the communication, RF416 spread spectrum 2.4GHz radio were used to transmit station data to the central lab at the geography department.
The station was set to record and transmit weather data at one minute and hourly in order to create more detailed archive of weather data.
Similar AWS were installed in universities and offices in Baghdad; Al-Anbar;… for the same purpose to provide more localized weather data.