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Weather & Meteorological Instrumentation

Monitoring, studying and recording meteorological data is mission critical to a vastly different range of industries such as aviation, civil engineering, shipping, mining, construction and agriculture. If part of your business relies on studying or predicting the weather, you’ll no doubt agree that public weather stations do not always give the type of timely, sufficient and relevant data that environments with a requirement for pinpoint accuracy need.

Luckily, there are much more reliable methods out there for collecting and recording accurate weather information: through the use of weather monitoring instruments. Modern weather stations and instruments are equipped with state-of-the-art automated sensors, and their compact designs additionally make for easy and convenient installation and service processes.


What type of weather and meteorological instruments does Thomson Environmental offer?

We offer high-quality weather and meteorological instruments from world-leading brands such as Lufft, Kipp & Zonen, and Droplet Measurement Technologies. Our product range includes automatic weather sensors for measuring temperature, wind, solar radiation, lightning, humidity and precipitation. We also have a collection of ceilometers, lidars, road sensors, snow depth sensors and visibility sensors.

For more holistic weather data, our Australian standards weather station with tipping bucket rain gauge is the go-to option. It comes coupled with a myriad of weather measuring instruments and a QAMS MMP1000 data logger for live data viewing, real-time alerts and instant downloads.

What are weather and meteorological instruments used for? 

Weather and meteorological instruments are used to measure and record the various parameters of atmospheric elements such as air pressure, humidity, solar radiation, wind and precipitation. This data can then be used to model weather patterns and schedule weather-dependent activities such as exploration for scientific purposes, sailing, construction and mining – also a crucial element to ensuring the safety of personnel. 

How do you use weather and meteorological instruments

All meteorological instruments require exposure to atmospheric elements in order to be able to take measurements. In most cases, this means placing the instruments outdoors, away from any obstructions. For instance, a piece of equipment known as a precipitation sensor or rain gauge must sit out in the open to record rainfall. 

Why invest in a weather and meteorological instrument with Thomson Environmental?

Thomson Environmental has been in the business of equipping scientists, engineers and technicians with high-quality precision environmental instruments for over 20 years. In that time, we’ve picked up on what our customers really want and refined our service and products to meet today’s emerging demands and technologies. 

We focus on quality and customer satisfaction. Our service team will ensure all your instruments are correctly installed and working properly at all times. We are also certified in Safety, Quality and Environmental – ISO 9001:2015 / AS/NZS 4801 and ISO 14001:2015. 

How do weather and meteorological instruments predict the weather?

Ground-based instruments collect various measurements of prevailing atmospheric conditions but that information alone is not enough to predict the weather. Thanks to the development of modern technologies, today’s instruments can process weather information by analysing past and present readings and mapping out systematic weather patterns. Numerous instruments can pool data over a wide area to create a more comprehensive and predictable weather pattern image. 

How do you read weather measuring instruments

Different instruments record different parameters and every parameter has a unique measurement unit. For instance, an analog rain gauge will show rainfall in millimetres (mm) and a barometer may show reading in bars, pascals, or psi.

With our modern sensors and instruments, you can simply download records from the data logger or view the real-time readings via a digital interface. 

How do you go about choosing weather instruments?

Our product catalogue is filled with numerous weather monitors, sensors and instruments, each with a specific purpose and application. When buying weather instruments, the first thing to consider is the atmospheric parameters you want to measure – narrow down the type of instrument suitable to your needs. This itself may seem daunting but don’t worry, we can help you find the right weather instruments for your particular operation.

Does Thomson Environmental rent out weather and meteorological instruments

Yes, we do provide the option of renting out various weather equipment to our clients. We give out both long-term and short-term leases on instruments to cater to all kinds of applications. So, if you need any instruments, from a weather station with a rain gauge to individual sensor units, and buying is not a viable option, we’ve got your back. 

Renting is a convenient quick-fix when you require weather equipment on short notice. And to reassure quality, we calibrate and run thorough checks on the rental equipment ourselves before shipping them to clients.

How do you get weather instruments

You can visit any of our service offices across Australia in NSW, ACT, QLD, WA and VIC or talk to our sales representatives to place an order. In addition to high-quality precision weather equipment, we also offer installation, commissioning and integration, calibration, user training, repair and maintenance services. A unique combination of top-of-the-range products, world-class expertise and exceptional customer service is what sets Thomson Group apart as the leading weather equipment supplier in Australia. 

Send us a message or call any of our offices to learn more about our products and services and how our team can get you started on your next project.

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