IHI has a wide variety of products for Environmental Monitoring.Surface meteorological observation system represented by AMeDAS which is operating in Japan Meteorological Agency.Visibility meter is used for measuring the visibility in port, coastal area, mountain and highway.Information as the basis of the weather forecast, upper-air observation system of radiosonde to observe meteorological data of up to about 30,000 meters from the ground.These products have contributed to all of you through weather observation.
Weather Observation Devices
POTEKA is a compact weather sensor system.
POTEKA is a community based observation system that aims
to provide information on countermeasures appropriate
for the weather conditions on the spot with real-time analysis and information distribution
by collecting pinpoint weather information in a small area.
iMS-100 GPS radiosonde
GPS radiosonde is an upper-air sounding instrument which is lifted up by balloon.
And it measures various types of meteorological data; wind speed, wind direction, pressure, temperature and humidity
RD-08AC GPS Sonde Receiving System
With features customized for research application in universities, etc., this system is significantly lower in cost compared with conventional GPS sonde receiving systems. Only available for purchase by academic users.
Automatic Radiosonde System (ARS)
Meisei's ARS is a radiosonde system that can automatically launch a maximum of 40 radiosondes.
By automating a series of processes including pre-launch inspection, gas filling into balloon, other preliminary operations, receiving radio wave from sonde and GPS satellites, and processing of observed data, ARS provides very efficient observation.
Courtesy of JMA
Automated Meteorological Data Acquisition System (AMeDAS)
AMeDAS is an unmanned weather observation system which automatically sends the data it has acquired via phone line.
WINS can be standardly equipped with the following 8 sensors – wind sensor, solar radiation, temperature sensor, relative humidty, barometer, rain gauge and snow gauge. It enables sophisticated climate observation and is used in all applications, including agricultural, fire-fighting, disaster prevention and research.
Backscatter Visibility Meter TZE-4A
This device uses light to detect and measure the visibility hindrances in the field such as fog or snow and output analogue output and alarm contacts.