Rebecca A. Tate, David L. Grimsley, Christopher A. Fiebrich
Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman OK
The need for smaller instrumentation packages is seeing an unquestionable growth in popularity. In the realm of meteorology, this trend is no different. Recent innovations in All In One (AIO) or compact weather stations may change our way of looking at the traditional weather station setup and our abilities to get detailed data on the mesoscale level. These small sensor packages present opportunities to deploy more sensors in more locations while offering a lower cost per station, quicker setup time, and a smaller footprint. In this study, we performed an evaluation of the new Lufft WS700-UMB AIO compact weather station. Data from the AIO station was compared to a reference set of calibrated traditional weather station sensors mounted on the same test bed tower as the AIO station. We will present the results of such testing to date, the findings, and recommendations for those interested in exploring the possibilities these agile sensor packages may provide now and in the future.