weather instrument News

  • Weather as Art

    Normally utilized by industrial and government applications, Columbia Weather Systems' Orion Weather Station is featured as an instrument of music in a new art installation in the lobby of a new Microsoft building in Redmond, Wash. Portland-area artist Ethan Rose has created "Elements", a permanent art installation that interprets the weather with music. ...

  • Instruments at Wageningen University weather station registered solar eclipse

    The monitoring instruments at the Wageningen University weather station clearly registered the solar eclipse despite the thick cloud cover on 20 March. Around 10:36 h a strong reduction in radiation levels was discernible. For the human eye it was perceived as far less spectacular because of its adaptation capabilities. The meteorological instruments in weather station De Veenkampen belonging ...

  • Alternative Weather Stations

    Weather has been around a long time. In fact, the first precipitation fell to the earth about 4.5 billion years ago and likely included high concentrations of iron. (For those with pocket protectors, that was intended to be humorous.) Measurements of temperature and weather conditions have evolved as our technical sophistication has increased. Today, there are many companies making instruments ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • Airshow Weather Station

    There are hundreds of small airports that have little or no instrumentation. A simple wind sock serves as the only indicator of surface conditions. Such is the case for the runway at Preston, Idaho. On August 2nd, 2014, they held an airshow to raise funds to extend the runway. After nearly a year of preparations, the show was on. But, they lacked basic wind instruments. My beautiful daughter ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • OTT launches new Smart Weather Sensors

    Specialist hydrometeorological instrumentation company OTT Hydrometry has a long history in the development of leading edge sensor technology and the latest additions to the company's family of weather monitoring instruments exemplify the company's focus on high levels of performance combined with both simplicity of use and minimal maintenance. The newest version of the Pluvio2 offers the most ...

  • Bad weather is good news for OTT Hydrometry

    OTT Hydrometry, the specialist manufacturer of environmental monitoring equipment, has announced that 2015 was its best year ever in the UK. “Product sales were very good across all ranges,” comments Managing Director Nigel Grimsley. “Our water quality, level and flow monitors all performed very well; as did out meteorological, datalogging and telemetry instrumentation.” ...

  • Lufft weather pillar awarded for noble Fischer design

    The Lufft weather pillar can now call itself „manufactured product of the year 2015“. The design of the combined hygro-, thermo- and barometer convinced the jury of the German Manufacture Association, which is a society with its headquarters in the city of Bremen. The instrument is a reproduction of a historic Lufft weather station, which has been made by ...

  • Extreme weather driving countries to adapt to climate change

    Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Extreme weather events and EU policies were the most common reasons for beginning to address adaptation. The survey brings together detailed responses from 30 European countries, which are analysed in ' ...

  • Weather underground featured in New York times

    Check out this article in the New York Times about Weather Underground featuring Alan Steremberg, the president and co-founder. Not only do they do a good job of convincing us of the need for a network of weather stations (not that any of us needed convincing), they also printed a stunning ...


    By Davis Instruments Corp.

  • Outdoor noise measurement with integrated weather parameters

    Outdoor noise measurements are now fully supported in Brüel & Kjær’s Type 2250, 2270 and 2250 Light sound level meters, with a new Weather Station Kit for measuring noise and weather parameters simultaneously. Weather conditions significantly affect the propagation of sound and therefore affect measured noise levels. Wind speed and direction must be taken into account when ...

  • Versatile Weather Station and Equipment Tripod from Dyacon

    Dyacon has designed a portable, versatile, and easy-to-install weather station tripod specifically for remote field installations. (The tripod may also be used to support lightweight antenna systems, remote cameras, and lighting.) The tripod is a lightweight mounting tower, made of machined and welded aluminum, for ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • Dyacon Weather Stations: Versatile and Useful for Any Application

    Dyacon MS-100 series weather stations are available in several configurations, with different combinations of sensors for a range of applications. Dyacon MS-100 series weather stations are easy to use and do not require complex programming like other data logger systems. Preconfigured stations are available, ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • Satellite data instrumental in combating desertification

    With land degradation in dryland regions continuing to worsen, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification has agreed on scientist-recommended indicators for monitoring and assessing desertification that signatory countries must report on. The landmark agreement was reached after two weeks of negotiations involving hundreds of scientists and government ministers attending the Ninth Session of the ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Gill Instruments exhibit at Oceanology International 2010

    Gill Instruments recently exhibited at Oceanology International 2010 marine science & technology exhibition at the Excel in London’s Docklands. Featured products on display were the New MetPak II Combined Weather Station as well as the WindSonic Wind Sensor, Extreme Weather WindObserver and WindMaster Pro Ultrasonic Anemometers. The MetPak II is a compact and lightweight multi-sensor instrument ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • 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

  • Vaisala wins a major contract from US National Weather Service

    Vaisala to deliver more than 1000 ceilometers over the next 5 years to the US NWS. The National Weather Service (NWS) contract with Vaisala covers the delivery of over a thousand ceilometers, cloud height measurement instruments, over the next 5 years. Vaisala ceilometers will be integrated into National Weather Service’s Automated Surface Observing System network. “We are extremely ...


  • Satellite cluster proves link between pollution and weather systems

    Using data from instruments in a constellation of NASA and French satellites, scientists are learning more about the link between clouds, pollution and rainfall.  Four NASA satellites - Aqua, Aura, CloudSat and CALIPSO and the French Space Agency's PARASOL - make up the string of satellites in the Afternoon Constellation, more commonly called the A-Train. They orbit only eight minutes apart ...

  • C-WET India selects SGS Weather, Geonica and Hukseflux for solar resource

      C-WET India selects SGS Weather, Geonica and Hukseflux for solar resource assessment network The team of SGS Weather and Environmental Systems Private Ltd. (India), Geonica S.A. (Spain) and Hukseflux Thermal Sensors B.V. (The Netherlands) is chosen to supply measuring instruments and to install, commission and maintain a network of sixty ...

  • Satellite will improve weather, climate and ocean forecasts, say NASA

    A new NASA-French space agency oceanography satellite was lofted into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base early last Friday morning on a three year mission to record sea level, a vital indicator of global climate change. The mission is expected to return a vast amount of new data that will allow greater precision in weather, climate and ocean forecasts. Jason-2, or the Ocean Surface ...

  • ASTM international weathering and durability committee at work on field pyranometers standard

    While standards for outdoor calibration techniques for solar radiometers exist, there are currently no general standards that deal with issues of indoor calibration transfers between radiometers of different design. A proposed new ASTM standard, ASTM WK27263, Test Method for Indoor Transfer of Calibration from Reference to Field Pyranometers, will address in detail issues associated with ...

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