The Department of Agricultural Engineering places its conventional and automated stations at the disposal of its undergraduate and graduate students.
The conventional station has the following equipment: Robitzsch actinograph, Epply pyranometer, Campbell heliograph, fixed tub mercury barometer, pressure barometer for millibar, electric anemometer, mug anemometer, universal anemometer, maximum and minimum thermometers, thermometers dry bulb and damp bulb, thermohygrograph, Piche evaporimeter, Paris-type pluviometer, Helmann pluviometer, Helmann plumeometer and scale, Class A evaporation tank and a battery of geothermometers at various depths.
The automated meteorological stations are installed in different locations, one in Fortaleza, the other in the Curu Valley Experimental Farm (Pentecoste, CE) and the newest station will be installed in the Central Sertão (Quixadá, CE). These stations are equipped with sensors capable of measuring: global radiation, liquid radiation, maximum and minimum temperatures, relative humidity, wind direction and rainfall. All this data is captured through an interface with a module that unloads all the information on a computer.