Professional Weather Stations
- Description: A professional weather station is a set of weather measuring instruments operated by a private individual, club, association, business or government agency. The professional weather station is distinguished from a personal weather station in that it is more reliable and meets National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) accuracy requirements.
The console provides readouts of the data being collected. These consoles may interface to a personal computer where data can be displayed, stored, and uploaded to web sites or data ingestion/distribution systems.
- Measurements: anemometer, wind vane, thermometer, hygrometer, barometer, rain gauge and solar radiation, which calculates evapotranspiration. More sophisticated stations may also measure the ultraviolet (UV) index, leaf wetness, soil moisture, soil temperature, water temperature, and occasionally other data.
- Applications: Amateur weather watching, education, home automation, home environmental monitoring, landscaping.
- Also see:
portable weather stations
weather station mounting
Weather Station Software
- Shopping Tools:
Weather Station Purchase Guide
Weather Station Consumer Comparison Guide