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SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

Measurements

Wind Speed and Direction

Wind Monitor (05103-L)
The 05103 Wind Monitor is a light-weight, sturdy instrument for measuring wind speed and direction in harsh environments. Includes mounting pipe and Nu-Rail fitting.
Includes: 17953

2-D Sonic Wind Sensor (WINDSONIC1-L)
The WindSonic1 is a two-dimensional ultrasonic anemometer for measuring wind speed and direction. Includes mounting pipe kit.

Solar Radiation

Pyranometer (CS320)
The CS320 is a heated, digital thermopile pyranometer that measures broad-spectrum solar short-wave radiation. Includes mounting hardware.
Includes: CM225 , 18356

Air Temperature and Relative Humidity

Air Temperature and RH Probe (EE181-L)
The EE181 is a rugged, accurate air temperature and relative humidity (RH) probe that is ideal for long-term, unattended applications in harsh environments.
Includes: RAD10E

Barometric Pressure

Barometer (CS100)
The CS100 is a research-grade pressure sensor, measuring barometric pressure in the range of 600 to 1100 hPa (mBar).

Precipitation

Standard (Imperial) Rain Gage (TE525WS-L)
The TE525WS-L tipping-bucket rain gage conforms to the National Weather Service recommendation for an 8 in. funnel orifice.

Metric Rain Gage (TE525MM-L)
The TE525MM tipping-bucket rain gage has a 24.5 cm funnel.

Precipitation Wind Screen

Alter-Type Rain Gage Wind Shield (260-953)
The 260-953 is an alter-type screen used to minimize precipitation measurement errors caused by wind.

No Wind Screen
Option when it isn't necessary to minimize the effect of wind on rain or snow measurements.

Soil Moisture

Soil Water Content Reflectometer (CS655)
The CS655 is a multi-parameter smart sensor that monitors soil volumetric-water content, bulk electrical conductivity, and temperature.

No Soil Water Content Sensor
Option when it isn't necessary to measure soil moisture.

Datalogging

Measurement and Control Datalogger (CR6)
The CR6 Measurement and Control Datalogger has universal (U) terminals to allow connection to virtually any sensor—analog, digital, or smart.

Measurement and Control Datalogger with Wi-Fi (CR6-WIFI)
This CR6 Measurement and Control Datalogger also offers built-in Wi-Fi capability, making it ideal for short-range, wireless IP communications.

Measurement and Control Datalogger with 900 MHz Radio (CR6-RF451)
This CR6 Measurement and Control Datalogger also offers a built-in 900 MHz frequency-hopping spread-spectrum 1 W radio for long-range wireless communication.

Communications

Integrated Communications
Communications options for this station are integrated with the datalogger and are selected in the Datalogging section.

Power

20 W Solar Panel (SP20)
The SP20 is a general-use solar panel that provides extra charging capability for demanding applications that may have higher-than-average power requirements. It is also suitable for positioning in areas with less solar coverage, lower sun angles, or colder climates.
Includes: BP12

Mounting

Main Station Mounts

7 to 10 ft Galvanized-Steel-Tubing Tripod with Grounding Kit (CM106B)
The CM106B is an adjustable, general-purpose tripod designed for mounting sensors, solar panels, antennas, and instrument enclosures.
Includes: CM204 , ENC12/14

Rain Gage Mounts

Rain Gage Mounting Pole with Short Legs
The CM300 is a 23-inch mounting pole with 23-inch short legs.
Includes: CM270

Rain Gage Mounting Pole with J-Bolts
The CM300 is a 23-inch mounting pole with j-bolt kit used to attach the pole onto a concrete foundation.
Includes: CM270

Software

Standard Software Package (LoggerNet)
LoggerNet is a software package that supports programming, communication, and data retrieval between dataloggers and a PC. It consists of a server application and several client applications integrated into a single product.

No Software Selection
Choose this option when you already have LoggerNet or use special or custom software built for your application. Please consult with a technical sales engineer.

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Overview

The MetPRO™ is a highly accurate, durable, research-grade meteorological monitoring station, designed for a wide variety of demanding environmental applications. This portable tripod station is suitable for both long-term and temporary deployments on flat or uneven terrain.

This system includes high-quality sensors, which are needed for defensible data in environmental research, as well as critical operations dependent on continual weather monitoring. Meteorological variables measured can be used to calculate many weather-related algorithms such as evapotranspiration, growing-degree days, wind chill, dew point, and other weather-related parameters.

The MetPRO™ can be ordered with the parts shown above or as a complete prewired, preprogrammed, preconfigured system for an additional cost.

This system is also fully customizable. To meet the needs of a specific application, sensors, measurement peripherals, and communications devices can be added. Contact a Campbell Scientific sales engineer to design a custom solution.

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Measurements

Most of the systems we sell are customized. These systems, however, typically measure the following parameters:

  • Wind speed
  • Wind direction
  • Air temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Barometric pressure
  • Precipitation
  • Solar radiation
  • Soil volumetric water content

Benefits and Features

  • Defensible weather data obtainable with high-accuracy instruments
  • Remote system deployment for unattended long-term monitoring
  • Low-power system design, operating on a battery recharged by a solar panel
  • Durable system components for reduced maintenance overhead
  • Remote IP-based modem communication supported
  • Customizable system for specific application needs

Some system sensors and components may not be available in all parts of the world. Contact your regional Campbell Scientific representative for more details. 

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Detailed Description

The PRO-series stations offer new options for those looking to deploy a complete weather station solution for many research, operational, and meteorological applications. All of these stations are designed to be research-grade, although there are some differences that may affect your selection. The MesoPRO and MetPRO stations are built using the best blend of components for accuracy, durability, and reliability. The WxPRO uses quality instruments at a lower price for researchers on a tight budget.

The MesoPRO is intended for applications where having a 30 ft (10 m) tower is desired for permanence, as well as the opportunity to make measurements at many different heights. Common users of this configuration are operators of large networks (such as mesonets), as well as researchers that need a permanent solution with the flexibility to add or change instruments in the future.

The MetPRO uses the same high-quality instruments as the MesoPRO, but offers the solution with a convenient 10 ft (3 m) tripod rather than a tower for mounting hardware. The tripod adds mobility for shorter-term research projects and offers an easier method to install a full meteorological station.

The WxPRO is an entry-level weather station solution that has many of the features of the higher-end systems at a lower price point. It is ideal for budget-conscious researchers who need confidence in their data from the use of quality instruments.

Specifications for individual instruments on the stations can be viewed on the product page for each component. If you have any questions about selecting a system, feel free to ask an expert by clicking the Ask a Question button.