Evaluate Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Incident Contamination Quickly

Coastal's powerful CBRNE Field Tactical Weather Stations can be assembled and operating in less than two minutes, providing crucial weather and plume dispersion data.

Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive incident contamination obviously demands an immediate assessment of both damage and danger—while minimizing risk for your emergency personnel. Our CBRNE Field Weather Station is a lightweight, quickly deployable, first line of defense against any CBRNE attack. This rugged, self-aligning weather station quickly provides essential data; for instance, its sophisticated algorithms can provide data for even the most advanced dispersion models. In fact, the CBRNE Field Weather Station immediately collects data for computations that provide data on plume or wind-carried dispersions of CBRNE contaminents. As an alternative, its data can also be used independently, perhaps to help you make tactical decisions.

The Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive incidents Field Weather Station measures wind speed and direction, temperature, and it also determines stability, or turbulence. From these measurements, it calculates averages for wind speed, direction, and temperature. It also calculates the sigma theta, or stability, of wind and its Pasquill-Gifford stability class.

Meanwhile, built-in diagnostics are constantly running in the background, supplying critical information to the display screen. The display is an LCD with a toggle-actuated backlight, making it perfectly legible regardless of the intensity or lack of ambient light. To make communication more convenient and flexible, data can be sent to a handheld computer, PDA, laptop, or PC.

The CBRNE Field Weather Station, weighing less than 35 pounds, can be assembled by one person in less than two minutes. And it's just as easily decontaminated after use. It comes with a durable, protective case for transporting and storing it.

The station passes MIL-STD 461E (RFI, EFI) and is built to survive MIL-STD-810E (environmental specification). It is powered by six D-cell batteries, not included, and will operate continuously for a minimum of 12 hours. Operation beyond the 12-hour point depends on ambient temperature. The standard equipment tower is five meters tall; however, an optional three-meter tower is available. And we offer even more facility options for tower heights, plus other unique applications, which are sure to suit your unique situation.

Please contact us for complete information on a professional weather station and all other meteorological instruments made for military applications.



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Standard Sensors:

Wind speed and direction (gust and standard deviation—sigma theta—and various averages are calculated) and air temperature. Please contact us for a complete listing.


Six alkaline D cell batteries, available anywhere.


LCD’s with a toggle actuated back light.


Standard 5 meters, 3 meters optional.

User Interface/Display Software:

Coastal makes INTERCEPT™ software to collect, display, archive and share data.


The Role of Weather Stations in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Incident