Autometic weather Station

Abstract

An Automatic Weather Station (AWS) is defined as a facility that automatically transmits or records observations obtained from measuring instruments. In an AWS, the measurements of meteorological elements are converted into electrical signals through sensors. The signals are then processed and transformed into meteorological data. The resulting information is finally transmitted the by wire or radio or automatically stored it on a recording medium. In this chapter, a brief introduction to AWS has been given. The chapter lists advantages of AWS over conventional methods. Various sensors used in Automatic Weather Stations are also described.