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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[USPRwire, Mon Aug 12 2019] Automated Weather Observing System Market will grow at a steady pace in the forecast period with a CAGR of approximately 8% due to the rising demand for reliable, precise and quick meteorological data at airports.
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