Worked with Michigan State University to configure our on-campus, CMU-funded weather station to collect data for their Enviroweather network. The Enviroweather program uses weather information as input to agricultural models that help agribusiness and farmers with pest control, irrigation, and growth estimates.
Instruments and sensors required by the Enviroweather program were installed by faculty and students in summer 2017. Code to convert our data to the format Enviroweather requires was written by faculty in summer 2018. Data began flowing to them and we were established as a site on the network in August 2018. In May 2019, local media publicized the availability of the data, and faculty worked with the local MSU Extension office to ensure local farmers and agribusiness were making use of the new resource.