Weather forecast is essential for precision measurements involving meteorology related CTBT scenarios. Weather parameters recording is also very critical for routine maintenance of IMS stations. Looking at the IMS network all over the globe, it would be very important to get to know the local weather situation to support the normal operation of the four categories of IMS stations in the middle of nowhere. For OSI operations, mission critical sampling operation, especially radioactive noble gas sampling, relies heavily on the accurate forecasting of wind directions with time. Even the proper selection of base of operations out of the concerns of health and safety, also relies on the proper study of weather conditions of the inspection area. This work would propose a commercial automatic weather station solution, which is not only quite suitable for CTBT OSI mission requirements, but also for IMS station operation support. This automatic weather station is self-sufficient with solar-panel power supply. It also has a built-in compact design, which could provide all basic parameters of meteorology, such as temperature, humidity, wind direction and speed, air pressure, rain gauge, et cetera. The system could be connected through wire or wireless communication to other CTBT equipment through RS232/GPRS/4G.
This work would provide a practical automatic weather station solution to IMS/OSI support, which provides meteorology data, such as temperature, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, air pressure, rainfall to support IMS station maintenance, OSI sampling, overflight, and IT H&S.