A weather station is one of the most important instruments that allow individuals and organizations alike, to gauge the weather conditions of their environment. It’s a highly specialised product that’s targeted towards a niche market segment. Arguably, weather stations are extremely important tools for conducting research.
Before we get into the workings of a weather station, for the common benefit of all, let’s get a clearer idea of what a weather station is. In simple words, a weather station is a device that collects and records data about the atmospheric conditions prevalent wherever it is stationed.
For example: A weather station that’s placed in your neighborhood can help you obtain weather-related data about your neighborhood only.
On first-thought, majority of the population is of the assumption that a weather station is a highly technological device that uses some kinds of sci-fi sensors to predict weather. But no, that’s not how they work. Multiple-weather measuring tools are combined to form a weather station. In fact, you may just be familiar with more than one or two of these tools.
So if you question is, ‘How does a weather station work?’ Then, the simple answer for that is that these devices work using ordinary sensors to measure atmospheric conditions like temperature, rainfall, humidity, atmospheric pressure and even wind speed and direction.
To measure temperature, a weather station uses a different tool. To measure atmospheric pressure, another tool. So on and so forth; these different tools are the ones that are really equipped with the ‘sensors’ to measure the atmospheric conditions. Given below are the basic tools that a weather station uses in order to record accurate data:
A weather station will be having plenty of sensors. Some expensive models will be having high quality sensors. However, most of the works for the same purpose.
It’s a new feature introduced in 2017.
Integration With Google Assistant and Alexa. We’re progressing into Artificial Intelligence future. With legends like Elon Musk has been working on OpenAI, we can expect most of the industries will be introducing Artificial Intelligence.
Ambient has integrated Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility. You can use commands like “Outdoor conditions, Yesterdays report” to retrieve the weather data.
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I'm the research analyzer and data interpretation here at Weather Station Lab. I test various weather stations and share my conclusion here. Since my childhood, I had a passion towards weather and I'm always fascinated by that. Eventually, I pursued Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Arizona. I hope my contribution will help you to know more about weather stations. Read more about us, here