Our Spanish distributor, Darrera, is taking Davis weather technology to the people of Spain. First they hit the airwaves, showing off the Vantage Pro2 on the program El Escarabajo Verde on Spanish public TV.
Then they hit the CosmoCaixa Science Museum of Barcelona, one of the most important museums in the country on environment, nature and space, where they installed a new set of interactive weather experiments.
"The different experiments showcase in a fun and engaging way how wind, temperature, humidity, rain, and solar and UV radiation are measured," Darrera's Marc Arazo told us. "As you can see, they work thanks to Davis sensors."
"Each experiment is connected to an analog panel meter that reflects the changes as they occur, and is also accompanied by a touch screen monitor that shows real-time weather data from the Davis station located on the CosmoCaixa rooftop, as well as visual and textual explanations about each specific variable. All the weather data from the rooftop station is stored in a Weathercloud meteOS server, which features a stylish browser-based user interface."
"One important thing," he wrote of the sensor suite on the roof, "was to separate the rain gauge from the tower so rain would not be affected, while being able to install the anemometer at the top. The whole system is protected with our new stainless steel-copper lightning protection kit and a surge protector."
Here is a YouTube video of the rain collector's tipping bucket in action.
Gorgeous installation, Marc! Gracias por las fotos!