Weather / Weather and Climate

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From single research weather stations to mesoscale weather networks (mesonets), Campbell Scientific AWSs 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.

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Case Studies

ExoMars—Going to Mars
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Costa Rica: Buoy System
Overview The existing port of Limon was constructed over 30 years ago. With the increase of......read more
Moldova: Disaster Risk Mitigation
Due to its geographical position close to the Black Sea, the local climate in Moldova......read more
Italy: CS725 SWE Sensor Field Test
System integrator Hortus Srl installed a Campbell Scientific CS725 SWE sensor (Snow Water Equivalent) in......read more
Weather Monitoring on Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in Europe and is notorious for its frequent, sudden changes in weather......read more
The Effect of a Solar Eclipse on the Weather
Campbell Scientific Ltd. and pupils from Redmoor Academy in Hinckley were recently featured on the......read more
Peru: High-Elevation Weather on Glaciers
Currently, the Andean tropical glaciers are in an accelerated process of retreat. These glaciers are......read more
Utah: Lightning Warning at Schools
Lightning strikes are a serious concern for school officials who are responsible for protecting the......read more

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. We manufacture a weather station for Hunter that they have integrated with some of their irrigation software and control packages. For details on rain shutoff capabilities and irrigation controls specific to Hunter systems, contact a Hunter distributor.