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Automatic Weather Station (AWS) web portal
An 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 telecommunications network. (from Wikipedia.com)
 
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Contents
 1. Siting & Exposure & Installation
 2. Operational Guides & Guidelines
 3. Algorithms & Procedures
 4. Quality & Performance Monitoring
 5. Instrument Tests
 6. Instrument Inter-comparisons of AWS systems and sensors
 7. Traceability & Calibration & Uncertainty & Accreditation
 8. Maintenance
 9. Training Material & Presentations & Related WMO publications
10. New Sensor Developments
11. Other Interesting Links
 
Training Materials
1. Siting & Exposure & Installation
List of Weather Station Software
Automatic Weather Station Installed at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (2011)
2. Operational Guides & Guidelines
3. Algorithms & Procedures
Measurement of Wind direction and Wind velocity (Ultrasonic Anemometer)
An example of Ceilometer
4. Quality & Performance Monitoring
5. Instrument tests
Nubiscope
Automatic Stations
Temperature
A new humidity sensor for the SWISS SRS 400 Radiosonde (2009) Humidity
Performance Tests on a Rotronic MP101A Humidity/Temperature Probe (1995)
Wind Tunnel Evaluation Test Report: part A & part B (2002)
Wind
Pressure
Precipitation
Radiation
Evaporation
Hydrological measurement
Upper-air Measurement
6. Instrument Inter-comparisons of AWS systems and sensors
Anemometer
Thermometer
Precipitatin sensor
Snow depth sensor
Cloud cover sensor
Rain gauge
General
7. Traceability & Calibration & Uncertainty & Accreditation
Traceability
Uncertainty
GUM Workbench: Software to compute uncertainties in measurements
Calibration
Accreditation
8. Maintenance
Tipping-Bucket Rain Gauge Calibrator
9. Training Material & Presentations & Related WMO publications
WMO publications on instruments and method of observations
Short Course on Instruments from NOAA (2001)
NOAA ASOS Trainer's Tool Box (1999)
NOAA Computer Based Learning Program (Version 2.60) (1998)
NOAA's NWS Cooperative Observer Program - Training Materials, Resources (2013)
Introduction to Meteorology Radar by University of McGill JS Marshall Radar Observatory
JMA/WMO Training Workshop on Calibration and Maintenance of Meteorological Instruments in RA II (ASIA) (2013)
10. New Sensor Developments
11. Other Interesting Links
 
 




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