The Davis Instrument Weather Station

The San Jose Organic Community Garden is a field research site for Arizona State University’s Global Resolve Program, studying climate change effects in arid and semiarid ecosystems. To collect data, ASU students installed a high-tech Davis Instrument weather station at the garden.

The Davis Instrument Weather Foundation forecasts, measures, and records air and soil temperatures, wind speed, rainfall, barometric pressure, leaf wetness, and solar radiation, and relays daily internet reports to ASU.  

The information also provides amazing advantages for everyone in Naco. Trained NWI staffers use it to fine-tune garden irrigation and soil condition decisions, and they share the information online to benefit all area gardeners and farmers.

ASU students also taught Naco high school students to maintain the station and use results for their own science studies. That education process will continue year to year. The skills are impressive resume boosters as the Naco students go on to college and future jobs.

“Now the people of Naco have specific weather information they can use in real life scenarios, especially involving extreme weather. They take such pride in the great work they are doing here. It’s great to be able to help them.”

Arizona State University Global Resolve Students Who Installed the Weather Station

NWI is committed to encouraging more Naco residents to begin gardening, and to sharing its garden development and wellness efforts with every interested person in Naco and surrounding Mexican communities. 

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