Wetland Center uses weather data for environmental education and research

By: CWS3175, 6:37 PM GMT on November 10, 2016

It’s always great to hear from long-time customers like Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. A recent exchange included the following comments and provided us with updated information on their application.

“We have LOVED and depended on that weather system for many, many years and I am grateful to have it still gathering data for us on a daily basis. Not only does Frank Opila rely on the our weather station for his water quality monitoring work, my progr...

environment, education

Updated: 6:41 PM GMT on November 10, 2016

Which precipitation measurement technology is best?

By: CWS3175, 6:05 PM GMT on September 29, 2016

Tipping Bucket? Impact? Optical? Doppler radar? How can you know which rain measurement technology is the best for your weather monitoring application? Whether you just need to know if it rained and the track is wet, or when the rain began, or whether it is rain or snow, the different technologies each have their advantages.

• The Orion Weather Station's impact rain gauge requires no maintenance and is able to detect hail.
• Tipping bucket rain g...

rain rainfall precipitation

Weather data has multiple uses in water management

By: CWS3175, 9:54 PM GMT on August 18, 2016

According to their website, Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD) is "proud of its role in managing the water in its jurisdiction and using technology, intelligence and hard work to ensure the best possible balance for man and nature.” As part of this management and use of technology, Orion Weather Stations are located at Jordanelle Dam and Utah Lake Pumping Station with three more soon to be delivered. The weather monitoring systems include the Orion al...

water environment

Carbon Dioxide Added to Sensor Options

By: CWS3175, 8:13 PM GMT on August 08, 2016

Responding to customer request, we have added an ambient Carbon Dioxide Sensor for use with the Weather MicroServer. This new feature was implemented specifically for an Apple data center via customer Siemens Building Technologies.

The carbon dioxide sensor uses an infrared light source to measure ppm-level carbon dioxide. The sensor is configured for analog output.The sensor is installed in a self-aspirating radiation shield to protect it from the effect...


5 Reasons Emergency Vehicle Specs Should Include a Weather Station

By: CWS3175, 8:22 PM GMT on July 13, 2016

“Being aware of the weather conditions before, during, and after an incident is imperative,” quotes columnist Chuck Sallade in Firefighter Nation. Weather information is critical for:

1. Risk Management – Identify and assess hazardous weather conditions for PPE and resource management from safe approach through potential evacuation
2. Helping predict fire behavior
3. Safe operation of equipment – firefighting and rescue
4. Incident ...

hazmat, emergency response, emergency management

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