¿What are virtual weather stations?
Virtual weather stations provide historical and forecast meteorological variables through artificial intelligence for any plot.
Thus, without the need to install any device in the field, virtual weather stations assign to any crop variables such as temperature, wind speed, relative humidity, humidification, etc …
The first step to “install” virtual stations is to obtain the characterization of the plot. This information is easily accessible for any producer or even agricultural producer.
A file in KML, KMZ or similar format contains the latitude, longitude, orientation, slope and altitude of each plot.
In this way and using geolocation variables, a specific meteorological “hyper-location” is carried out for each plot.
Virtual weather stations allow you to offer a weather alert service for each person in charge of the farm.
So it is possible to know 7 days in advance if the wind will affect a given plot or if the temperature will fall below a certain threshold.
Economically, virtual stations are much more competitive and faster to implement than any physical hardware device (conventional weather stations) .
Diseases prediction models is one of the applications with more potential using virtual stations, as they use the future weather variables to predict diseases for each agricultural plot.
You can also test its operation by creating a free account here.