measuring meteorological parameter News

  • NEW Manual Meteorology shortform now available online!

    Casella Monitor are pleased to announce the arrival of their latest shortform catalogue for manual meteorological equipment. With a wide range of simple, reasonably priced equipment for measurement of rainfall, pressure, temperature and other surface environmental parameters, the instruments are suitable for a wide range of applications including education, horticulture, research and recreational ...


    By Casella

  • Columbia Weather Systems Adds Air Quality Parameters to Environmental Monitoring

    According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is the largest single environmental health crisis we face. Monitoring air quality has never been so important to global health and economy. ...

  • Measuring the impact of air quality management

    Dust from mineral deposition sites and transportation from mines has made an imprint on the urban air in Callao, Peru. When measures were introduced to modernise mineral management, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI, was commissioned to design a new station network for measuring the air quality. Situated in a central location at the port of Callao, Peru, there ...

  • TMY – typical meteorological year - What should it represent and what means P50, P70 and P90

    Technical Top Tip courtesy of Suntrace Solar Resource Assessment 1. What is a TMY? A Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) is a data set giving values in high time resolution. It shall well represent the characteristic meteorological conditions of average years at a site. Energy performance calculations to predict the potential annual ...


    By FCBI Energy Ltd.

  • The HygroPalm22 cased set – all you need for precise measurements

    Bassersdorf, 5th August, 2010  - The HygroPalm22 is regarded as the perfect hand-held measuring unit for checking climatic parameters. Its usable ranges are  0...100 %rh / -10..60 °C, and all psychrometric calculations are possible. The probe can be changed in seconds, and a mini-USB interface allows connection to a PC.   The case contains all the accessories needed for users ...


    By ROTRONIC AG

  • Brattle Group Economists Estimate Value of NASA`s Global Solar And Meteorological Data Services To Be Up To $790 Million

    A report prepared for the NASA Applied Science Program and authored by economists at The Brattle Groupfinds that the use of NASA's solar and meteorological data services has greatly contributed to the U.S. and international goals of achieving greater energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources. The study, which was presented today ...


    By The Brattle Group

  • Vaisala's reference radiosonde for climate change measurement entered a prototype phase

    (Atlanta, GA, USA, January 18, 2010) As a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement and a pioneer in its field, Vaisala is committed to research on climate change by providing the best possible measurement tools and leading competence.In response to demand from the international scientific community, Vaisala is developing a reference radiosonde, an important ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • A cloud sensor measuring more than just clouds: The CHM 15k

    Atmospheric and non-atmospheric parameters in the air space challenge researchers, weather services and airports. Although these applications pursue different targets, there’s one sensor system, satisfying all of those users: the CHM 15k. It scans the atmosphere in heights of up to 15 km and detects clouds, ...

  • ASTM D5527 - 00(2011) standard practices for measuring surface wind and temperature by Acoustic Means

    Sonic anemometer/thermometers are used to measure turbulent components of the atmosphere except for confined areas and very close to the ground. These practices apply to the use of these instruments for field measurement of the wind, sonic temperature, and atmospheric turbulence components. The quasi-instantaneous velocity component measurements are averaged over user-selected sampling times ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Pulsar Weather Stations Offer All-in-One Sensor with Multiple Configurations

    Columbia Weather Systems introduces the new line of Pulsar™ Weather Stations, an all-in-one sensor family with multiple meteorological parameter configurations. These high-accuracy, robust sensor modules all include electronic compass for automatic orientation of wind direction. Parameter measurement options ...

  • Industrial Protocols Added for Weather Monitoring Solutions

    Columbia Weather Systems has developed interfaces for weather stations to be used directly with common industrial automation systems such as SCADA, DCS, and PLC systems, as well as DNP3 systems commonly used by utilities. These systems are used in industrial manufacturing, as well as government facility and infrastructure operations and maintenance.  New application notes are ...

  • Spring launch for new MetPak II Combined Weather Station

    April 2010 will see the launch of Gill Instruments’ next generation Combined Weather Station, the MetPak II. Based on the popular MetPak, it has new, improved features including RS232, 422, 485 digital outputs plus additional weather monitoring features such as Barometric pressure and Dew point measurement. The MetPak II is a compact and lightweight multi-sensor instrument that measures a ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • Kipp & Zonen joins OTT Hydromet Group

    OTT Hydromet, a Division of Hach Company, and a global leader in hydrological and meteorological solutions integrates Kipp & Zonen, a leading manufacturer of solar radiation and atmospheric measurement instruments, based in Delft, Netherlands. OTT Hydromet consists of established brands like OTT, Sutron, Lufft, Adcon, Hydrolab, and others. In hydrology, it covers the full range of ...

  • South Africa – Durban reinforces its air quality surveillance network

    Two brand new and modern air quality monitoring stations have joined the network already established in the South Durban Basin. The South Durban Basin, located on the eastern seaboard of South Africa, has a mix of heavy industrial activity and residential settlements in close proximity. Two brand new and modern air quality monitoring stations based on Environnement S.A pollution monitoring ...


    By ENVEA

  • Vaisala launches new ceilometer for high range cloud detection

    Related application software enables air quality forecastingAtlanta, GA, January 18, 2010) Vaisala introduces a new cloud height detector, the Vaisala Ceilometer CL51 in the American Meteorological Society's Annual Meeting in Atlanta today. The CL51 is designed to measure cloud base height and ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Monitor Weather in Any Language with Weather Master™ Software

    Weather Master™ Software, for use with any weather station from Columbia Weather Systems, can be translated into almost any language for a small one-time engineering charge. The three main display screens were recently published in German for a Swiss customer.  Weather Master Software offers ...

  • Virginia Tech Wins Solar Decathlon Europe with Orion 420™

    Taking first prize at Solar Decathlon Europe, Virginia Tech's entry uses and Orion 420 Weather Station from Columbia Weather Systems to help monitor energy efficiency in the "lumenHAUS." Modeled after the bieenial US Solar Decathlon sponsored by teh Department of Energy, SDEurope hosted its inaugural competition in Madrid this summer. The competition pits university teams in an effort to design ...

  • New Weather Master Software with SQL database

    Columbia Weather Systems has released a significant upgrade of their proprietary WeatherMaster™ Software – version 4.0. - The new “dot-net” platform speeds up development time, making it easier to add features and develop custom versions. - Now with an expandable SQL database, WeatherMaster 4.0 can archive an even wider range of meteorological and calculated parameters. ...

  • On-Site Calibration with weather sensors from Lufft

    Sometimes it is not possible to renounce for your meteorological stations for several days to ship them for calibration to a calibration laboratory. Nevertheless, the measurement technique should be calibrated at least every two years – The solution is on-site calibration! Two examples of such service I would like to present in more detail in this blog post: Lufft ...

  • Lufft Compact weather sensor with Secondary Standard to revolutionize PV-Monitoring

    As of now the Compact weather sensor from Lufft WS510-UMB, equipped with a Kipp & Zonen pyranometer of the secondary standards, unites the precision of a variety of meteorological individual sensors in a single all-in-one device for the first time. The sensor is simply installed with only one cable, this means a measurable lower effort of installation and maintenance as well as significantly ...

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