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Weather Stations are offered with IP68 connectors.

Orion and Magellan Weather Stations(TM) are available with IP68 connectors, which are resistant to dust, oil, and salt water and make units suited for use in hostile environments such as hazmat, marine, process industries, and manufacturing. Keyed to aid alignment, connectors also facilitate installation of weather station and feature screw-on collar that secures connection. Portable and...

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Weather Monitoring for Energy Efficiency
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Weather Monitoring for Energy Efficiency

The Orion LX Weather Station from Columbia Weather Systems played a key role in the Third Place win in the 2009 Solar Decathlon. Refract House, a combined effort from Santa Clara University and California College of the Arts, utilizes the weather station to improve energy efficiency and control automated systems. One of the main reasons we chose the Orion Weather Station was because of the easy...

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Big Screen Emergency Vehicle Weather Monitor
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Big Screen Emergency Vehicle Weather Monitor

WeatherMaster Software is front and center on the big screen of the emergency command trailer for Grafton County Sheriff's Department (NH). Built by Nomad Global Communication Solutions, the vehicle's interoperable systems include a Capricorn 2000 Vehicle-Mount Weather Station with WeatherMaster Software from Columbia Weather Systems. Nomad GCS is a Montana-based specialty vehicle manufacturer...

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New Components Protect Weather Instruments

Columbia Weather Systems has developed several new weather station components to protect sensitive weather instruments in installations subject to rough handling and extreme conditions. The new Sensor Storage Case offers protection for sensors that are used in mobile applications. These cases are constructed of ultra-high-impact structural copolymer, making them extremely strong and durable. They...

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Protect Your Investment In Weather Monitoring Technology

When you buy a weather station from Columbia Weather Systems, we help protect your technology investment by recommending accessories that may be useful to your particular installation. Extreme Cold. To prevent the possible disruption of weather data during an ice storm we offer a couple of options. For Capricorn 2000 Weather Stations, we recommend a heated rain gauge and the heavy-duty EX wind...

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Orion Weather Station Goes to Washington
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Orion Weather Station Goes to Washington

Two teams have elected to use Orion Weather Stations to monitor weather parameters for their houses submitted for the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. With a goal of net-zero energy consumption, weather conditions will directly affect the homes' operational systems. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Solar Decathlon brings together 20 teams from universities around the world to...

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Weather Monitoring Stations can be powered by solar energy.
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Weather Monitoring Stations can be powered by solar energy.

Weather stations are available with solar panel options - custom per installation, based on geographical location - that enable full functionality in applications that do not have access to electricity. Panels may be used to power any CWS weather station, but Orion and Magellan all-in-one weather stations consume least energy and are best suited to utilize solar power. Solar panel systems include...

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Weather Station includes automatic wind direction alignment.
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Weather Station includes automatic wind direction alignment.

Magellan Weather Station(TM) features multi-parameter weather sensor module that integrates internal fluxgate compass with sonic anemometer and sensors for temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure. Sensor head has no moving parts and is housed in powder-coated metal radiation shield for durability in mobile and portable applications. With low power consumption, station is suitable...

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National Park Chooses Green Building, Assisted by Weather Monitoring

When Lassen Volcanic National Park, in northern California, decided to build a LEED certified Visitor Center, they chose the Capricorn 2000EX Weather Station(TM) to be an integral component. The Park's Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center uses the weather station to retrieve and store data in the event of an audit by the U.S. Green Building Council. The center's electric and heating system...

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Weather Station is offered with solar radiation feature.
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Weather Station is offered with solar radiation feature.

Weather MicroServer is available with pyranometer (solar radiation sensor) option, which is calibrated to measure shortwave radiation reaching Earth's surface in W/m-². While dome-shaped head prevents water accumulation, self-cleaning convex lens measures even low-angle radiation coming directly from sun in morning and evening. System is suited for industries and organizations where weather...

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