Weather Stations Articles

  • A weather station for your camping holiday

    A weather station in a vehicle? Might sound strange but when you go on a camping holiday, a weather station can be exactly what you need when making decisions about where to go next. Imagine you want to travel around in a camper or trailer. Those who like spending their holidays in more than one place instead of booking a package holiday and staying at the same hotel or hostel every night will ...


    By PCE Instruments

  • Two new parameters for the Lufft weather expert’s weather station

    After the first operating year of my weather station in Friedrichweiler, inaugurated in May 2013, it was clear to me that two important weather parameters were still missing. I wondered: Is a weather station without measuring the sunshine duration sufficient? And would an additional to ground frost sensor make sense? My decision was made: I wanted to ...

  • Lufft sensors now officially approved for airports in Ukraine

    Background info There are 16 international civil airports in Ukraine. At the moment only 10 of them are in operation. A major modernization and restoration program for airports is currently underway in the country. This includes the construction of new runways and the reorganization of aviation weather services. In this context, all existing AWOS (Automated Airport Weather ...

  • Weather Station Data Logger Collects Meteorological Data

    Complete Weather monitoring using an Intelligent Universal Data Logger A construction company needed to collect meteorological data to study the effects of building materials such as roofing tile for a meteorological data logging application. CAS DataLoggers provided the dataTaker DT-85 for a weather station ...


    By CAS DataLoggers

  • Tech-Tipp: OTT netDL Configuration with several SDI-12 Sensors

    All new OTT sensors provide a bus-capable interface, either SDI-12 or the RS 485 based OTT SDI . The special Master Modul of the OTT netDL enables the connection of several sensors to every bus (SDI-12 or OTT SDI). Connect for example an OTT Pluvio² and a Lufft WS510 sensor to one OTT netDL and you get a compact, efficient weather station. Just talk to your personal contact at OTT Hydromet ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Real-Time Weather Data

    When the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP) team was looking for a weather station to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, they contacted Columbia Weather Systems. The Magellan MX Weather Station with meteorological parameters plus GPS and compass readings gave the team the data they needed to complete the grueling race across the Australian Outback with their ...

  • Weather- and runway observation for airports / Aviation Weather / Airport Weather (AWOS) - Case Study

    The Lufft sensors from the WS-product family are in operation on airports worldwide for real time weather observations. Moreover, the active and passive road- / runway sensors (IRS21-UMB, IRS31-UMB and the ARS31-UMB) are in use on the runways for measurement of water film height or road surface temperature and freezing temperature, for example. Here is a little overview of our references, which ...

  • Mexico - HydroMet Calibration Vehicle with WS501 weather station on board - IGS Hydro - Case Study

    The Office of Meteorology and Hydrology in Mexico equipped a vehicle with measurement technology for verification of their Hydro-Met stations. We are proud that they decided to choose our smart WS501 compact weather station (All-in-one) for measurement of the meteorlogical parameters. With the integration of the smart weather sensor WS501-UMB the calibration vehicle can provide accurate data ...

  • Weather measurement during FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 / FIFA World Cup 2014 - Brazil - Case Study

    The compact weather station WS301-UMB is part of a mobile station for measurement and monitoring of climate measurements during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. All soccer stadiums that took part on the FIFA Confederations Cup were already equipped with this stations. The weather stations measure temperature, rel. humidity, air pressure and global ...

  • Weather Philippines - Weather warning service with Lufft WS502-UMB - Case Study

    WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc. (WPF) aims to deliver critical and accurate weather information to aid local governments, communities, and individuals in disaster preparedness and timely response to variable weather conditions. WPF has deployed more than 400 Automated Weather Stations (AWS) across the country, and intends to install 600 more with the help of private sponsors and site ...

  • Weather monitoring network equipped with Lufft wind sensor VENTUS - Case Study

    In 2010 we won a tender for 30 ultrasonic anemometers (as a part of meteorological weather stations). The National Weather Service of Mexico (CONAGUA) wanted to build weather stations in the southwest of Mexico (States of Chiapas and Tabasco). According to the customer, Ventus-UMB is a very robust, yet precise sensor with a very good price / performance ratio. Moreover, data transmission via ...

  • Is Your Traffic Management Future-Proof?

    What are the market trends in traffic management? Which technologies are available now and what should we expect in the future? How should we generate the data we need? How can we digitalize traffic management workflows and which demands does current measurement technology meet? Free White Paper on traffic management developments and appropriate technology ...

  • Cities in France become smarter thanks to Lufft Sensors

    CITYRAMA Smart Data for Smart Cities, is a French company and a subsidiary of Mobile Tech People (DPW), is an IoT (Internet of Things) platform for intelligent city management. It was founded in 2015 and provides PaaS (Platform as a Service) turnkey solutions for data collection and analysis in which everything is included ...

  • Big Data: It’s all about the strategy

    Big Data, a huge amount of data, is a challenge for researchers and analysts. Although the data sets can lead to many new insights after the evaluation, their complexity, fast rate of change, and simply their amount makes it almost impossible to process them with classic methods and without smart technical aids. Images, audios, videos, GPS satellite data, internal company information, social ...

  • New Lufft Weather Station in Chile helps to prevent wildfires

    In January 2017, forest fires in southern and central Chile were raging for more than two weeks. Eleven people were killed in the flames. In order to enhance preventive measures to avoid this in the future, the Chilean partner of IQ Wireless, BZ Forest, installed the first FireWatch fire detection system including Lufft ...

  • The new ViewMondo variety – also suitable for airports

    With the browser-based monitoring software ViewMondo, we offer an elegant management solution for mobile and stationary weather stations since mid-2015. Once implemented, all measuring stations can be found on a map and can be evaluated in real-time. However, over the time since the introduction of the smart software, it has gained new functions than mentioned in August 2015 – ViewMondo has ...

  • Case study - Buoy-based temperature profiling in the Bavarian Lakes

    In summertime a temperature stratification occurs in deep lakes – the surface water is warm, but deep down the water is cold.  This has considerable influence on the nutrient balance and the biological habitat in these lakes. Due to generally higher air temperatures induced by the climate change, both change and have effects on the life conditions of the ecosystems in the lakes. ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Case study - Weather stations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

    For real-time meteorological data at the XXII Winter Olympic and XI Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi from February–March 2014, 29 specialized automatic meteorological stations (AMS) were installed in the areas close to the Olympic sport venues from 2010-2013.  This was in addition to the regular observation network that provided data for the weather now-casting system supplied and ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • How Your Road Weather Stations Remain Precise into Old Age

    When the temperature is below zero and the fog settles on fields and trees like a veil, the world becomes white as in a fairy tale. But what seems so idyllic white entails risks, because the road is now covered by a fine white ice layer. No one can see with the naked eye how thick or slippery this ice layer is exactly. This can only be measured by technical assistants such as automatic ice ...

  • What became of the radio amateurs’ weather station in Ravensburg?

    In November 2015, the chairman of the German Radio Amateurs Club’s (DARC) local association in Ravensburg, Germany introduced himself and explained how we helped to realize one of their dreams by sponsoring a professional WS601-UMB weather sensor. In the following article he shows us how the station has ...

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