automated weather observing system

automated weather observing system (AWOS)

An automated weather reporting system, which transmits local real-time weather data directly to the pilot. AWOS-A transmits only the altimeter setting; AWOS-1 reports the altimeter setting, wind data, temperature, dew point, and density altitude. AWOS-2 reports are the same as AWOS-1 but also include visibility. AWOS-3 reports the same information as AWOS-2 along with cloud/ceiling data.
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The AWOS 3500 is an automated weather observing system that reports surface weather conditions to the pilot over VHF radio.
It is the only system to utilize the advanced software of AAI/SMI's Automated Weather Observing System (ASOS), the official weather reporting system of the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Weather Service.
AAI/SMI) subsidiary introduced the next generation automated weather observing system -- NEXWOS -- to the aviation community at the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show here today.
com provides AccuWeather(C), local Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) contact data, flight planning, and a detailed interactive Alabama public airport map.
Rehabilitation of the Medium Intensity Runway Lighting (MIRL) System on Runway 7-25, associated Runway Markings, Rehabilitation / Replacement of the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) units, removal of an existing old Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), and Lighted Runway Closure Markers.
A similar type of observing system, known as the Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), is basically the predecessor to ASOS (Harder and Dunlap, 1999).
Telvent's new system, will automatically compile weather-related information provided by the Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) which, in the case of the four abovementioned airports, has also been installed and maintained by Telvent.
The Vaisala MIDAS IV Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) collects surface weather data, processes and produces information in various formats and calculates runway visual range (RVR).
The white paper provides information about how airports can stay competitive and improve safety by having access to accurate weather information with an Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS).
In addition, NEXWOS is the only automated weather observing system to use common PC-based computer hardware, which enhances the system's flexibility and reliability while providing the power to run sophisticated software.
Weather systems that will provide data to the ITWS include Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR), also made by Raytheon; ASR-9 weather channel; Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS); Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS); Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD); and lightning location and prediction systems.
The company provides automated weather observing systems (AWOS) and related services for US airport operations, Vaisala said.
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