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What is the difference between absolute and relative pressure?

Absolute pressure is the measured atmospheric pressure. Absolute pressure is not corrected to sea-level conditions. To compare pressure conditions from one location to another, meteorologists correct pressure to sea-level conditions (referred to as relative pressure, or pressure relative to sea-level). Because the air pressure decreases as…

How Can I Compare your different Weather Station Model Features and Specifications?

The following is a comparison of specifications and features for the Ambient Weather station brands. We offer four different brands: Falcon Series: WS-8478A  Observer Series: WS-1002-WiFi WS-1201-IP WS-1401-IP Osprey Series: WS-2902A WS-1900 WS-1550-IP Osprey Series: WS-2000  ColorView Series: WS-12 Each brand shares the same sensor…

Rain Increment Definitions

Your weather station may only display some of the following increments of rain. Please refer to your User Manual for details. Here are how increments of rain are defined: Rain Rate is defined as the rainfall in the last 10 minutes, multiplied by 6  (10 minutes…

AmbientWeather.com: Ambient Weather Shipping options.

Why does Ambient Weather Ship UPS? Ambient Weather selected UPS because of their shipping rates and service throughout the USA. We have signed an exclusive contract with UPS and these savings are passed on to our customers. The packages are tracked and insured electronically, which…

AmbientWeather.com: Phone numbers and contact information for third party manufacturers.

The following are phone numbers for manufacturer’s we have represented. COMPANY WEB ADDRESS PHONE # ABBEON WWW.ABBEON.COM 800-922-0977 ACCELL CABLES WWW.ACCELLCABLES.COM 510-438-9288 ACCU-RITE WWW.CHANEYINSTRUMENT.COM 877-221-1252 ACOUSTIC RESEARCH WWW.ARACCESSORIES.COM 800-336-1900 ADVANTAGE ARMS WWW.ADVANTAGEARMS.COM 661-257-2290 ADVENT WWW.ADVENTAUDIO.COM 800-RECOTON AFFINITY PRODUCTS WWW.AFFINITYPRODUCTS.COM 925-288-0490 AGAIN AND AGAIN WWW.NABCORP.COM 800-328-9146…

AmbientWeather.com: Dew Point Calculation.

The dew point is the temperature at which a given parcel of humid air must be cooled, at constant barometric pressure, for water vapor to condense into water. The condensed water is called dew. The dew point is a saturation temperature. The dew point is associated with…

Do you ship your Weather Stations Internationally?

We do not ship Internationally. We only ship to the USA. However, most of our products are listed on Amazon and some of these products ship internationally. Here is a link to our store on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Ambient-Weather/node/3016785011 We recommend the following International Dealers. We have…

AmbientWeather.com: What does wireless line of sight mean?

Wireless devices transmit a radio frequency (RF) signal, generally in the 400 – 900 MHz range. The manufacturer will rate the maximum transmission distance as line of sight. However, the signal will transmit through walls and other obstructions. The following is a table of reception…

Weather Station Grounding.

Because lightning is so unpredictable, we cannot make important decisions about your individual installation. If you are installing the weather station on your roof or structure, consult a licensed electrician that specializes in lightning for advice. Because weather stations are not hardened against EMP damage…

AmbientWeather.com: Altimeter varies at the same location.

Altimeters measure pressure, which is a function of altitude and barometric pressure. Normal fluctuations in barometric pressure will change the measured altitude at a fixed location. A change is barometric pressure at standard sea-level pressure (29.92 in Hg) of 1 inch results in a change…

AmbientWeather.com: What is a wireless weather station?

Description: Wireless weather stations provide simple installations and flexibility- you can move the console to a convenient location and do not have to run wires through the building. However, there are a few issues to consider: Wireless Range: All wireless transmission ranges are specified “line of sight”,…

UV (ultraviolet) Radiation Definition.

An ultraviolet sensor (UV sensor) is a device that measures UV light from the Sun. The UV index is an international standard measurement of how strong the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is at a particular place on a particular day. It is a scale primarily…

AmbientWeather.com: Warranty Information

Ambient Weather warranties most of our products for one year. To review our warranty, return and exchange policy, please visit: https://www.ambientweather.com/reandex.html There is no need to register your product with Ambient Weather. All that is required for warranty replacement is your order number.