Automatic Weather Station (AWS)

Automatic weather station (AWS) is an automated version of the traditional weather station, either to save human labour or to enable measurements from remote areas. An AWS will typically consist of a weather-proof enclosure containing the data logger, rechargeable battery, telemetry (optional) and the meteorological sensors with an attached solar panel or wind turbine and mounted upon a mast. The specific configuration may vary due to the purpose of the system.The system may report in near real time via the Argos System and the Global Telecommunications System,or save the data for later recovery. In the past, automatic weather stations were often placed where electricity and communication lines were available. Nowadays, the solar panel, wind turbine and mobile phone technology have made it possible to have wireless stations that are not connected to the electrical grid or hardline telecommunications network.

What is Wheater Infromation?

Wheater Information :

Most automatic weather stations have:

* Thermometer for measuring temperature
* Anemometer for measuring wind speed
* Wind vane for measuring wind direction
* Hygrometer for measuring humidity
* Barometer for measuring atmospheric pressure

Some stations can also have:
* Ceilometer for measuring cloud height
* Present weather sensor and/or visibility sensor
* Rain gauge for measuring liquid-equivalent precipitation
* Ultrasonic snow depth sensor for measuring depth of snow
* Pyranometer for measuring solar radiation