Magellan portable weather stations(TM) from Columbia Weather Systems are shipping to the Des Moines Fire Department. According to Captain Robert Cox, the state of Iowa has set up seven WMD Hazmat teams to respond to WMD events anywhere in the state.
Apparatus for each team will be outfitted with a portable weather station and WeatherMaster Software for use on all hazmat runs to support decisions such as evacuation of downwind areas.
Magellan weather stations offer sonic wind speed and direction, temperature, pressure and humidity measurements with an internal compass for automatic alignment of wind direction. Rugged metal construction makes them ideal for installation or deployment in hazardous conditions.
WeatherMaster Software(TM) provides computer weather monitoring with automatic interface to CAMEO/ALOHA and hazmat plume dispersion software.
Columbia Weather Systems manufactures weather monitoring equipment for decision support in public safety and industry. Weather stations are available in fixed-mount, vehicle-mount, and portable configurations.