Airport meteorology
GEONICA’s Airport Weather System (Automatic Weather Observation System - AWOS) deals with measuring all the meteorological parameters of airports, aerodromes, heliports, etc., providing data already processed to the Meteorological Center for distributing them to the aircraft pilots and Authorities responsible for air traffic safety, using different communication ways.
Besides the aviation market, GEONICA AWOS systems are also implemented at small public-use airports, heliports, seaplane bases, crop duster operations and private landing strips providing high quality, up-to-the-minute weather conditions to ground personnel and pilots.
 

Depending on the category of the airport, or if a heliport with smaller requirements is to be implemented, the parameters to be measured can vary considerably. Below we have listed all those that should be considered in any of the possible cases:
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Air temperature
  • Relative Humidity of the air
  • Dew point
  • Precipitation
  • Atmospheric pressure (QFE-QNH)
  • Solar Radiation
  • Visibility (MOR- Meteorological Optical Range)
  • Present weather (Intensity and type of precipitation: rain, snow, hail, etc.)
  • Cloud base height
  • Sky condition
  • Thunderstorm detection (via a cloud-to-ground lightning detector)
  • Vertical visibility
  • Turbulence in altitude
  • Runway surface condition
GEONICA integrates complete Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) for all airport categories, according to the needs of each specific project, providing accurate and reliable data to ensure airport safety and operational efficiency.
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