Weather / Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) and Meteorologic Instruments

What We Do

From single research weather stations to mesoscale weather networks (mesonets), Campbell Scientific automatic weather stations have become the worldwide standard for climate and boundary-layer meteorology. They are integral parts of forecasting and monitoring systems worldwide. Accurate measurements, low power requirements, and proven reliability in extreme weather conditions make our weather stations ideal for all types of meteorological and climatological monitoring anywhere on earth.

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Dataloggers for weather monitoring

Our weather stations are based around a programmable datalogger (typically a CR1000 or CR3000) that measures the sensors, then processes, stores, and transmits the data. Our dataloggers have wide operating temperature ranges, on-board instructions, programmable execution intervals, and ample input channels for commonly used sensors. Wind vector, wet bulb, histogram, and sample on maxima or minima are standard in the datalogger instruction sets. Most sensors can be measured directly—without external signal conditioning.

Data are typically viewed and stored in the units of your choice (e.g., wind speed in mph, m/s, knots). Measurement rates and data recording intervals are independently programmable, allowing calculation of 15-minute, hourly, and daily data values from 1-minute or 1-second measurements, for example. Conditional outputs, such as rainfall intensity and wind gusts, can also be recorded. The program can be modified at any time to accommodate different sensor configurations or new data processing requirements. If needed, channel capacity can be expanded using multiplexers, including a model designed specifically for thermocouples.

Weather Sensors

Almost any meteorological sensor can be measured by our dataloggers, allowing stations to be customized for each site. Typical sensors used on our stations include, but are not limited to:

  1. Wind speed and direction
  2. Solar radiation
  3. Temperature (air, water, soil)
  4. Relative humidity
  5. Precipitation
  6. Snow depth
  7. Barometric pressure
  8. Soil moisture

In some locations, hydrological sensors provide additional measurements, such as water level of a nearby stream.

Data Retrieval

We offer multiple communications options for data retrieval, which can be mixed within the same network. Telecommunications options include short-haul, telephone (landline, voice-synthesized, cellular), radio frequency, multidrop, and satellite. On-site options include storage module and laptop computer.

Software

Our PC-based support software simplifies the entire weather monitoring process, from programming to data retrieval to data display and analysis. Our software automatically manages data retrieval from networks or single stations. Robust error-checking ensures data integrity. We can even help you post your data to the Internet.

Example Weather Stations




Casos de estudio

Peru: Glacier Monitoring
The water supplied by melting glaciers in the high Andes mountains is critical to many......read more
China: Lake Weather and Water
In 2006 a cooperative Japanese-Chinese science organization, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), began a......read more
Korea: Precipitation Measurements
The Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) is the governmental agency responsible for weather forecasting and managing......read more
Peru: Weather and Air-Quality Monitoring at Copper Mine
In 1996, Southern Peru Copper Corporation (SPCC) installed real-time meteorological monitoring stations at its various......read more
Virginia: Tracking Climate Changes in National Park
Forests in the Blue Ridge region are undergoing numerous changes due to: Change in land......read more
Nevada: Air Quality Monitoring
Since its beginning in 1981, the main purpose of the Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP)......read more
Illinois: Research Roof Garden
The 385-acre Chicago Botanic Garden welcomes more than 750,000 visitors each year. Its new Daniel......read more
Costa Rica: Banana Production
Campbell Scientific recently supplied agrometeorological stations for an important research project in Costa Rica. The......read more

Integradores relacionados

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