Reporting Quality Observations to NOAA

Guidelines for the setup & installation of your weather station to provide the highest quality observations for use by NOAA and other weather groups.

Alternate System Configurations

Alternative ways the components of Vantage Pro2 systems can be configured for unique applications. Some of this information may apply to Vantage Pro systems as they share the Sensor Interface Module.

Apparent Temperature: Effects of Wind & Solar Radiation

Contains an abstract and link to R. G. Steadman’s 1979 article, which derives an apparent temperature scale in which any likely combination of summer temperature, humidity, wind, and extra radiation can be expressed.

Apparent Temperature: Temp./Hum. Index

Contains an abstract and link to R. G. Steadman’s 1979 article, which assesses and compares the relative “sultriness” or combined effects of high temperature and humidity on physiology in warm-humid climates and hot-arid climates.

Comparison of Five Radiation Shields

A brief comparison of temperature readings in two passively-ventilated and three fan aspirated radiation shields under conditions of low wind and relatively high insolation.