polar automatic weather station


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polar automatic weather station

[′pō·lər ¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′weth·ər ‚stā·shən]
(meteorology)
An automatic weather station which measures meteorological elements and transmits them by radio; the station is designed to function primarily in frigid or polar climates in order to fill the need for weather reports from inaccessible regions where manned stations are not practicable; since the equipment is designed to operate on ice or slush, the main structure is in the form of a sled with external pontoons for added stability.