Product News: Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Weather Monitoring System uses optional PAR sensor.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 03, 2012 - Added to any CWS weather station with Weather MicroServer, quantum sensor option enables system to measure Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) in spectral range of 400-700 nm. Sensor is useful for applications such as greenhouse management in agricultural operations.

Columbia Weather Systems, Inc. - Hillsboro, OR

Original Press Release

Columbia Weather Adds PAR Sensor

Press release date: Jul 31, 2012

In collaboration with customer Joule Unlimited, Columbia Weather Systems has added a quantum sensor option to measure photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) - solar radiation in the spectral range 400-700 nm. The sensor can be added to any CWS weather station with a Weather MicroServer. The quantum sensor is useful for applications such as greenhouse management in agricultural operations.

Joule Unlimited has developed a technology platform to produce diesel and ethanol fuel from sunlight, non-potable water and waste CO2. To help monitor their process, they are using a Weather MicroServer with the quantum sensor, as well as a modular Capricorn 2000EX Weather Station measuring wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, solar radiation, and rainfall.

Columbia Weather Systems manufactures professional weather stations for use in industries where environmental conditions affect safety and profit.