Scientific Weather Stations are simple to operate, and require only point and click software to download data, change sample rates, and much more. Additionally, our advanced data logger is capable of reading almost any sensor (analog, digital or serial "smart" sensors), processing the data, then checking and acting on alarms or triggering a relay, performing actions such as opening/closing valves, turning on/off pumps, etc.
The flexibility within the menu system of the Scientific Weather Station allows scientists and researchers to have almost infinite flexibility in what type, number, and accuracy of sensors they wish to use for their research or experiment.
Perhaps most importantly, our Scientific Weather Stations have a built-in Universal Serial Interface that allows you to "teach" the data logger how to communicate, control, parse data, and power ANY serial sensor. Serial sensors those with their own microprocessor have become predominant because of their accuracy and reliability.
Coastal Scientific Weather Stations can be fixed or portable and be powered by AC, battery, or solar. Scientific Weather Stations can also be ordered with extra openings in the enclosure to add, delete, or change sensor types or numbers.
Coastal's Scientific Weather Stations come equipped with the flexibility and power of an advanced datalogger. Its embedded firmware allows scientists to modify data processing, sensors, and means of communication, by configuring menus rather than learning to write code.
Coastal's Scientific Weather Stations also perform many types and numbers of self-tests on sensors, interfaces, serial sensor functioning and the internal working of the data logger itself.
Almost any type of telemetry can be used including direct cable, wireless, short haul modem, satellite, and GSM/GPRS. The weather station or groups of weather stations can communicate and be reprogrammed remotely via any of the telemetry types.
Coastal's WEATHERPAK® was co-designed with the US NAVY specifically for Arctic situations. It is a self-contained, one-piece, wireless weather station, which can be successfully deployed quickly from a helicopter or submarine.
The WEATHERPAK system is self-aligning with True North via a built-in fluxgate (no moving parts) compass. This feature eliminates the alignment set-up necessary with typical weather stations.
The WEATHERPAK system is built around a full, 32-bit microcontroller and can contain up to 1 full megabyte of SRAM memory. A real-time clock and hardware watchdog timer, combined with double O-ring seals and an anti-corrosive design, keep the WEATHERPAK running on schedule and in any polar environment.
In addition, the WEATHERPAK system can process data from "smart" serial sensors under the ice.