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The automated rain gauge (ARG) gauging station is developed to gather and record the amount of rainfall over a set of period of time and automatically sends the data to a central based station on a predetermined interval basis. The rainfall data are sent wirelessly through the cellular network as a text message or Short Messaging System (SMS). Designed to be rugged and standalone, the station can be deployed even in the harshest remote areas and can operate continuously, as it gets power from the sun, backed up by the internal rechargeable battery. The deployment of this ARG is part of the Development of Hybrid Weather Monitoring System and Production of Weather and Rain Automated Stations Project, which aims to develop and deploy a network of automated weather stations and ARGs to monitor real-time weather changes occurring in specific localities all over the country.
 
 

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Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

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