The Wireless Vantage Pro2™ with Standard Radiation Shield; A wireless
weather station with a versatile sensor suite that combines our rain
collector, temperature and humidity sensors and anemometer into one
package. You can customize your Vantage Pro2 by adding consoles or the
special-purpose options. Available in both wireless and cabled versions.
The First and only weather station in its class to use frequency
hopping spread spectrum radio technology to transmit weather data
wirelessly up to 1,000 ft (300 m).
The Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) is a public-private
partnership with three main goals: 1) to collect weather data
contributed by citizens; 2) to make these data available for weather
services and homeland security; and 3) to provide feedback to the data
contributors so that they have the tools to check and improve their data
quality. In fact, the web address, wxqa.com, stands for weather quality
assurance. The number of North American CWOP stations sending data over the past several days is normally more than 6000
stations sending 40,000 to 70,000 observations every hour. The number
of world-wide citizen weather stations sending data to CWOP is shown increasing over the past decade. CWOP members send their weather data by internet alone or
internet-wireless combination to the findU server and then every five
minutes, the data are sent from the findU server to the NOAA MADIS
server. The data undergo quality checking and then are distributed to users. There are over 800 different organizations using CWOP mesonet data.