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Performance of the ATMOS41 All-in-One Weather Station for Weather Monitoring

Agrosphere (IBG-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 52425 Jülich, Germany
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Sensors 2021, 21(3), 741; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21030741
Received: 16 December 2020 / Revised: 11 January 2021 / Accepted: 19 January 2021 / Published: 22 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental Sensors and Their Applications)
Affordable and accurate weather monitoring systems are essential in low-income and developing countries and, more recently, are needed in small-scale research such as precision agriculture and urban climate studies. A variety of low-cost solutions are available on the market, but the use of non-standard technologies raises concerns for data quality. Research-grade all-in-one weather stations could present a reliable, cost effective solution while being robust and easy to use. This study evaluates the performance of the commercially available ATMOS41 all-in-one weather station. Three stations were deployed next to a high-performance reference station over a three-month period. The ATMOS41 stations showed good performance compared to the reference, and close agreement among the three stations for most standard weather variables. However, measured atmospheric pressure showed uncertainties >0.6 hPa and solar radiation was underestimated by 3%, which could be corrected with a locally obtained linear regression function. Furthermore, precipitation measurements showed considerable variability, with observed differences of ±7.5% compared to the reference gauge, which suggests relatively high susceptibility to wind-induced errors. Overall, the station is well suited for private user applications such as farming, while the use in research should consider the limitations of the station, especially regarding precise precipitation measurements. View Full-Text
Keywords: ATMOS41; all-in-one; weather monitoring; low-cost; weather station comparison ATMOS41; all-in-one; weather monitoring; low-cost; weather station comparison
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Dombrowski, O.; Hendricks Franssen, H.-J.; Brogi, C.; Bogena, H.R. Performance of the ATMOS41 All-in-One Weather Station for Weather Monitoring. Sensors 2021, 21, 741. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21030741

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Dombrowski O, Hendricks Franssen H-J, Brogi C, Bogena HR. Performance of the ATMOS41 All-in-One Weather Station for Weather Monitoring. Sensors. 2021; 21(3):741. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21030741

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Dombrowski, Olga; Hendricks Franssen, Harrie-Jan; Brogi, Cosimo; Bogena, Heye R. 2021. "Performance of the ATMOS41 All-in-One Weather Station for Weather Monitoring" Sensors 21, no. 3: 741. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21030741

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