Weather Measurement Systems

Weather Measurement Systems

We offer a complete range of sensors and systems to measure and process every type of meteorological parameter.

Measuring these parameters accurately is most important for the weather forecaster.

Weather forecasting, or the prediction of the weather using a variety of scientific, statistical, and empirical techniques, relies on the availability of accurate data. Morcom International is one of the most preferred international suppliers due to its diverse weather measurement and sensing systems portfolio. Our network of Morcom locations and our local partners allows us to provide coverage throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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Automatic Weather Observation System (Awos)

The AWOS system is the heart of an airport’s meteorological information system.

The AWOS includes a various critical aviation sensors like wind, visibility, temperature, atmospheric pressure, etc. The system collects data that is then processed by a powerful software application. This generates the reports required by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as well as the displays and alerts utilized by operators and air traffic controllers. 

The Vaisala AviMet system offered by Morcom is the most advanced AWOS system available. AviMet generate real-time reports and alerts by analyzing the wind, visibility, cloud height, pressure, lightning, wind shear, precipitation, runway surface conditions, and other factors.

Vaisala sensors are designed specifically for aviation and selected based on the airport's specific needs. The core system can be scaled from small, uncategorized airports to largest CAT III hubs. By merging advanced sensor and system algorithms with accurate weather observations and reporting, AviMet provides you with comprehensive situational awareness of the weather within and above the airport boundaries.

AviMet supports many different aviation processes:

  • Aeronautical meteorological reporting and forecasting
  • Air traffic management and control
  • Pilot decision-making
  • Runway condition management and reporting
  • Airport ground operations

The AviMet solution and its sensors conform to all relevant ICAO standards and recommendations, as well as WMO regulations and guidelines.

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The term Lidar, stands for Light Detection and Ranging, it is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) that correlates to the values of wind speed and direction in a vertical volume of the atmosphere that can be up to 10 Km tall from where the sensor is. 

Morcom offers new turnkey and user-friendly remote-sensing Lidars that allow wind measurement, aerosol (ice, ash, dust, smoke) characterization and localization, cloud height, and atmospheric structure (boundary layer and aerosol layers).

The Vaisala WindCube® family is the most trusted and widely used Lidar in wind energy, aviation weather, and meteorology. With hundreds of units manufactured and installed worldwide, WindCube is the most trusted sensor in the industry.

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Low Level Wind shear Alert System (Llwas)

In airports the low level wind shear represents on of the most potentially catastrophic threats to aviation.

Wind shear is a change in wind speed and direction over a short distance. It can occur horizontally or vertically and is frequently associated with strong temperature inversions or density gradients. Wind shear can occur at high or low altitudes.

The Vaisala LLWAS system is an anemometer-based, low-level wind shear detection alerting system that is installed and protects the runway corridor. This is where takeoffs and landings occur, and having these alerts available to the pilots become an invaluable parameter for ensuring the safety of the aircraft and passengers.

The system is deployed as a standalone system, as an extension to an existing AWOS, or as part of the Vaisala AviMet® Windshear Alert System. The Vaisala LLWAS is specifically designed to measure and report wind shear of 15–30 knots and microbursts of over 30 knots up to 1000 feet above ground level. The sensors are typically placed 15 to 30 meters above the ground to avoid local wind interference.

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Lightning Detection

The main reason why organizations need to detect lightning if for safety.

Lightning can damage or destroy expensive equipment, sensitive materials, or human lives. Organizations require total lightning detection to guide their decisions. Morcom offers a comprehensive portfolio of lightning detection solutions from our partner, Vaisala. These systems help organizations make critical operational and safety decisions based on the real-time storm and lightning data. Whatever your requirements are, we can assist you in establishing a monitoring network or leverage the power of our real-time global lightning data. 

Applications Include:

  • Airport operations
  • Weather forecasting
  • Emergency response
  • Incident investigation
  • Maritime operations

We offer solutions from complete turn-key lightning detection networks that can cover a large area and provide accurate geo-referenced information as well as single point sensors. If you prefer to receive the data using the Vaisala GLD360 network, then we also have available the Lightning-data-as-a-service solution. Please inquiry with our sales team.

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