I understand that most of these sensors can be found on ebay, but i would like to get little bit better options that "the worst possible". Weather station i'm planning should actually be accurate enough with no high discrepancies. Also, it should be placed on small antenna tower (~15m tall) on the top of hill, so bit stronger winds are to be expected.
I found most of those sensors but i don't know it's the best option and if i can get better than that for little bit more money or even cheaper.
What i'm interested at is this:
- Wind direction
- Bucket Rain Gauge
I found this: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8942
(I would like to be able to purchase, cheaper and if possible separately. This offer at sparkfun looks bit weak and loosely)
- Barometric pressure
- Relative humidity
- Ambient light
I found this https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10586
(BUT, i don't like that Ambient Light sensor is connected with other sensors, It's expensive, and i don't need some of those features. I would like to order all that separately.)
- Direct Ambient light ?
- Difuse Ambient light ?
I find out that Ambient light can be measured in two modes. Do you have any sensors to suggest? Any tips about that?
- Geiger Counter
I found this: https://www.adafruit.com/products/483
(I think i can't find any better than that? It's also not planned to be in first version.)
- Atmospheric pollution (Carbon Monoxide Gas Sensor)
(Somebody suggested me this on another forum, this sensors are very cheap and since i don't know how they work, i'm wondering if i should install it, how valuable would that be?)
There are some other Gas sensors, but i'm wondering how useful would that be to install them in the station??http://www.pololu.com/catalog/category/83
- UV radiation
(I don't know anything about this. I have no sensors suggested.)
(I find out that there are two valuable methods measuring visibility. However, both were very complex and impossible for me to implement, if you have any idea for proper visibility measuring, please drop a line
VERY IMPORTANT, good case.
* I have seen white, round boxes for keeping sensors in it, but i don't know the name in English to search for them and i don't know where to buy it. Please suggest?
* Also, since i will definitely try to track UV radiation and ambient light, i believe that i will need see through case. So, if you have any idea, please suggest?
* If you have any other suggestion, any other atmospheric characteristics and anything else what would be interesting to measure in a city, please suggest me