Weather Instruments

Weather Instruments

Articles


Syndicate content

Weather Instruments

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
Bookmark and Share

Though meteorology is hardly an exact science, recent advances in weather instruments have helped it come a long way. Nowadays, advanced digital weather stations are available for your home, turning your office or den--even your home computer--into a full-fledged legitimate climate study center. Home weather instruments can help you properly plan for the weather, eliminating guesswork and approximation from your busy schedule.

Advances in sensory devices have made it possible for home users without the advantage of satellite photographs to be just as accurate as professional meteorologists. Complex algorithms based on air pressure trends, humidity, and other factors have been developed to give more accurate forecasts, time and again. With such an accurate forecast right at your fingertips, you'll never have to sit through the local evening news again.

Specialized Weather Instruments

The basic array of sensors included in many home weather stations include thermometers, barometers, and hygrometers for both indoor and outdoor measurements. Some more professional weather stations include a full range of specialized sensory gear, including UV meters and leaf wetness meters. Also available are rain gauges, specialized wind meters, and soil moisture meters.

Another option that is available for many types of weather station is a supplemental antenna that connects to your home computer. This antenna allows your computer to download the data from the remote sensor suite and record it onto your hard drive. Being able to file data onto your computer's hard drive means that you can keep a much deeper catalog of weather information that would be possible with just your weather station.


Bookmark and Share