Weather Station Components

By November 14, 2017Uncategorized

An advanced weather station which wirelessly monitors the temperature (indoor and outdoor), relative humidity, wind direction, wind speed and rainfall generally consists of a wireless backlit LCD display screen for the system control and data display, system processor, wireless communications and sensors.

All wireless weather stations are run by battery or solar power making them very portable with very low and easy maintenance.

Below is a list of measurement components used on wireless weather stations:

Thermometer
Used to measure the temperature and temperature gradient in your exact location. A thermometer works by measuring the temperature through resistance, the system processor records the resistance that is higher in warmer temperatures and lower in colder temperatures.

Anemometer
Used to measure wind speed and pressure. An Anemometer has 3 or 4 small hollow hemispheres set to catch the wind and revolve on a vertical rod, the revolutions of these cups are then recorded by the system processor which then calculates the winds velocity.

Barometer
Used to measure atmospheric pressure, this pressure tension can forecast short-term changes in the weather. A Barometer works by measuring the pressure carried by the atmosphere by using water, air or mercury.

Psychrometer
Is a simple form of a Hygrometer which is used to measure the relative humidity. A Psychrometer works by measuring the temperature of condensation, changes in electrical resistance and changes in electrical capacitance.

Udometer
Also known as a rain gauge is used to measure the amount of rainfall over a period of time. A Udometer works by having a rain collection container which measures the amount of rain falling into the collection point.


Source by Tory Field

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