What is Weather Stations Used For?

A weather station is a complete weather_station suite which houses many instruments and technical tools that measure weather conditions. Such instruments include a barometer, weather thermometer, hydrometer, weather map, and surface temperature gauge. These instruments work together to provide data which is essential in our everyday lives and thus are termed as vital instruments. To make accurate forecasts, you need a complete weather station system. Such systems are available in a wide variety of sizes, models, and capacities.

Certain weather stations operate by using the Doppler technique to determine wind direction and velocity. This technique was invented in the 1900s, and it measures the speed and direction of air currents in the atmosphere. Modern GPS satellite-based weather stations also use Doppler techniques to measure weather data.

weather_stationThere are many other instruments and sensors used to predict weather conditions. One such instrument is the Global Positioning System or GPS, a system that uses signals from many other satellites to pinpoint the precise location of a weather station. Another instrument which measures the wind direction and velocity is the Wind Gauge. It measures wind velocity meters, and it is calibrated in meters/second. These two instruments together are essential in providing accurate forecasts.

Real-time data collected through weather_station forms the base of many meteorological services. Such services include aviation, shipping, power, distribution, hospitality, science and earth science research and development. Data collected is used by such meteorological services for predicting severe weather, snowfall, dew point, rainfall, cloudiness and humidity. Data gathered through these weather stations forms the base of several weather reports that are sent to various locations either through radios or through direct wires. Such real-time data also forms the input material for many weather forecast models and computer programs used by forecasters and meteorologists to forecast weather conditions and real-time atmospheric conditions.

A wide range of websites provide this information free of cost, and they are updated regularly. Many people, organizations and even government agencies use this real-time information to forecast severe weather and climate changes. Such sites collect information from many sources and collate it to form their daily weather reports. Meteorologists then use these real-time data to make such forecasts.

Weather forecasts form the base of several applications including weather prediction software, GIS, weather maps and hazard warnings. It is imperative to collect accurate atmospheric data as atmospheric conditions are widely unpredictable. Some weather stations also help to track global weather patterns like the jet stream and other large scale circulation patterns. Such information is used by scientists to study global weather patterns, to track global climate change and to monitor weather patterns on earth.