The newly established weather station was built as part of a green roof created to help UCF study the cooling potential of different native plants. The study will help researchers discover ways to increase the cooling efficiency on other green roofs in Central Florida.

The station also reports hourly updates on temperature, humidity, dew point, wind speed and precipitation.

“This station will be a beneficial tool for us during times of severe weather,” said UCF Land Manager Alaina Bernard. “For example, I was able to monitor the weather from home two weeks ago during the storms.”