Two automatic weather systems for use at French airports are described. The first (SAOMA) is based on a microprocessor with the task of determining visibility. The functioning, sensors, processing, and general organization of the station are described. The second system (IMCA) is intended to provide the user with details of a large number of meteorological parameters, including wind direction and speed, cloud height, air temperature and humidity, and pressure. This system is based on a minicomputer, the characteristics of which are outlined, and allows video as well as numeric output.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tran-Transl. Into English from "Sta. Autom. D'Observation Meteorol. Sur Aerodrome", Automated Meteorol. Systems, World Meteorol. Organ. (Geneva), Rept. No.5 Wmo-420, Isbn-92-63-10420-4, 1975 p 30-37.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kanner (Leo) Associates

    Redwood City, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Fichaux, C
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TT-F-17373, WMO-420
  • Contract Numbers: NASW-2790
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM