Weather / Lightning Warning Instrumentation

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Campbell Scientific provides electric-field (field mill) and lightning-detection systems for warning or alarming at sports fields, mines, artillery sites, ammunition depots, electric substations and facilities, refineries, and other locations where lightning strikes pose a significant hazard. Measurements and data acquired by these systems provide officials and managers useful information to identify shutdowns or evacuations during prestrike conditions and resume-work-or-play conditions at the end of storms.

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The Same Hardware Installed on Mount Everest

The Campbell Intercept™ CCT AWOS solution is based upon the same weather station hardware that is used to withstand the harshest of conditions on Mount Everest. The weather stations installed on Mount Everest are the highest in the world. Visit the Everest Project web pages to learn more.

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Aviation INTERCEPT software

Campbell Scientific is proud to introduce our newest generation Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) software, Campbell Intercept™. Campbell Intercept™ combines modern features and functionality with the flexibility and reliability desired by today’s airports. It has been designed to provide International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) compliance within a flexible framework that is sensor agnostic, highly configurable, and can be modified to meet local in-country requirements.

Campbell Intercept™ provides web-based clients for many user profiles, including air traffic controllers, meteorological observers, maintenance personnel, and system administrators.

Campbell Intercept™ software can run on Windows or Linux-based operating systems. It has been designed to meet modern aviation stakeholder requirements related to security and software assurance.

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Instrumentation

We offer a variety of products that can be used to create systems for Lightning Warning Instrumentation. Many of the major components used to create these systems are listed below. Please let us know if we can help you configure a system.

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More Details about Our Lightning Warning Instrumentation Systems

Campbell Scientific has developed The CS110 Electric Field Meter to provide warnings of potential lightning strikes, allowing precautions to be taken that can save lives. The CS110 measures the electric field induced at the ground by clouds located within a 5- to 7-mile radius of the sensor, from which the potential for lightning can be forecast.

In contrast to traditional rotating-vane electric field meters, the CS110 incorporates a reciprocating shutter to intermittently expose a sensing electrode to external electric fields. The reciprocating approach allows for a direct electrical connection to the shutter instead of a problematic rotating contact. The fully closed shutter position on the CS110 also provides a zero-field reference for each measurement cycle, providing for DC error correction.

Campbell Scientific and Wxline have teamed up to combine the CS110 Electric Field Meter and the SG000 Strike Guard® lightning detection system to satisfy the most demanding lightning hazard warning applications. The CS110/SG000 system provides the user with both continuous electric field measurements and comprehensive lightning detection information. Results are displayed using our RTMC software at local and remote locations.

Case Studies

U.S. PGA Tour: Lightning Warning System
The Professional Golfers’ Association Tour (PGA Tour) of America contracted with Schneider Electric to provide......read more
Utah: Lightning Warning at Schools
Lightning strikes are a serious concern for school officials who are responsible for protecting the......read more
Australia : Lightning Warning System For OH&S
McConnell Dowell, an Australian and International engineering, construction, building and maintenance company, is using Campbell......read more
Peru: Lightning in the Highlands
Lightning kills about 40 people a year in the highland areas of Peru. This startling......read more

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