Meteorological calculation tools
Automatic weather station design
Welcome to the MetPod Engineering website. Here you will find some details about automatic weather station (AWS) design based on a Raspberry Pi micro processor acting as an 'internet of things (IoT)' device and running a Linux distribution that runs entirely in memory (tinycore linux) and which is therefore 'power off' safe. The design shown here can accommodate various types of professional sensors. Data is sent to the cloud (AWS IoT) as well as to other online services and you can view this data under the 'Live weather' page.
When time allows, I will also be incorporating some articles with code examples showing how the data is handled from device to web page. Currently under development is a TAF/METAR monitor that will enable cross checking and monitoring of a selection of TAFs and METARs.
Within the website you will also find a selection of tools for calculating various atmospheric diagnostics and I hope you find them useful. If you have any suggestions for additional calculations please let me know.
Meteorology is an exciting and broad ranging environment, it includes work in the engineering, software development and scientific research fields and directly impacts many aspects of modern life. If you'd like to find out more I would suggest looking at the website of the Royal Meteorological Society.
Mark Baker FRMetS RMet
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.