Introduction and Objective
Automated weather observing system (AWOS) is another type of automated weather station. It is sophisticated and is designed to provide the necessary information to generate weather forecasts. It serves as the primary climatology observing network.
AWOS data typically includes ceiling and sky conditions, visibility, temperature, dew point, altimeter setting and wind speed, gusts, and direction.
For aviation and meteorological operation we provide automated weather observation systems. The aviation weather system reports real-time information to the traffic control, pilot, and airport-related input. We are measuring the more complex observed parameters of environment conditions, visibility with the latest technology, and improved processing and data collection system. AWOS more data received in a timely and continuous in all atmospheric conditions and meeting your requirements and the requirements of your end-users. AWOS Measurements
- Barometric pressure, altimeter setting, and density altitude
- Wind speed and wind gusts, wind direction, and variable wind direction
- Temperature and dew point
- Visibility and variable visibility
- Sky condition, cloud ceiling height, and liquid precipitation accumulation
- Precipitation type (e.g. rain, snow, drizzle) identification
- Thunderstorm detection by means of a cloud-to-ground lightning detector
- Freezing rain detection via a freezing rain sensor
- Visibilidad vertical
- Runway surface conditions
Components of Weather Station for AWOS:
Solar Radiation Sensor (Pyranometer): When designing a photovoltaic system, it is important to know the amount of sunlight available at a given location at a given time. Solar radiation can be characterized by measured solar irradiance (power per area at a given time) (GHI) and by solar insolation (the energy per area delivered over a given period of time).
Thermometer – Measures atmospheric temperature. This helps in predicting temperature and so crop.
Hygrometer – Measures relative humidity using a percentage measure of water vapor in the air.
Barometer – Measures atmospheric pressure to predict precipitation and visibility.
Solar panel module: Solar panel module needed for weather station to work continuously under circumstances where power supply is not available
Datalogger: Datalogger is installed inside the enclosure box. it collects all sensor data and sends it to the client or meteoxperts cloud server.
Rain Gauge – Measures liquid precipitation using an open container. They usually empty automatically and measure the amount of rainfall over a given time interval.
Leaf Wetness Sensor – Measures surface moisture of the plants on a scale of 0-15 (dry to saturated). Data from these sensors are used in fungal disease control.
Snow Depth Sensor: Snow depth is measured using a snow depth sensor which measures the distance between the sensor and the ground beneath it.
Module Temperature Sensor: The module temperature sensor is used by PV plant operators to know the temperature of the modules installed in the array. The module temperature sensor converts this reading into a voltage signal. This signal is sent back to the monitoring device.
- Building a control system
- Long-term outdoor measurements
- Traffic engineering
- Energy supply
- Ecological monitoring
- Solar power plant and solar project
- Wind plant
- Conservation engineering
- Aviation and meteorological operations
- Environmental education
- Weather information service
- Disaster mitigation
- Fire station
- Water management and wastewater treatment