Its compact design (75 mm x 75 mm x 35 mm) and its magnetic base mean it can be installed in seconds, and the patented Radiation Error Correction System (RECS → find out more) makes it possible to meet key requirements for weather measurements on the move:
accuracy even under strong solar exposure at very low speed
high measurement speed (essential for detecting the very sharp thermo-hygro variations of measurements taken on the move)
a mobile APP (Android and iOS) for geo-tagging data, real-time visualization and upload to the cloud;
a web platform (dashboard) for data visualization (real-time and archive) and a detailed analysis of sessions performed using advanced tools (on a map, graphs and numerical format);
data can be exported in CSV format and an API service is available for integrating MeteoTracker data on third-party platforms.
in which data collection is completely automated, aimed at fleet and service vehicle installation (smartphone functionalities are moved to a cellular/GNSS module).
MeteoTracker weather station
Cellular/GNSS module (or integration on pre-existing tracking systems) for the complete automation of data collection
Web platform (dashboard with a map, graphs and statistical data)
API for data integration on third-party platforms (optional)
You will be able to measure fascinating weather phenomena including:
✔ extreme thermal inversions
✔ the impact of the sea on the weather in coastal areas
✔ incredible temperature and humidity variations between opposite mountainsides
✔ urban heat island
✔ surprisingly cold or warm areas close to your home
When? While travelling, storm chasing, cycling, paragliding, boating and during other outdoor activities.
An accurate characterisation of the environment is key in many environmental studies.
Data collected on the move allows unprecedented accuracy and spatial resolution, which are of utmost importance in many fields:
✔ Citizen Science projects
✔ Urban Heat Islands
✔ Air pollution
✔ Thermal comfort maps
✔ Microclimate studies in eco-sensitive zones
✔ Scientific expeditions
✔ Atmospheric physics and related modeling
✔ Vertical Thermal Gradient
✔ Relative Humidity
✔ Dew Point
✔ Solar Radiation Intensity Indicator
✔ Humidex Index (thermal comfort)
For more details and technical specifications please refer to the 'Products' page.
Simply position the MeteoTracker on the rooftop of your car. Its three powerful magnets will keep it securely attached to the body of your car, even when travelling at the maximum permissible speed.
No, MeteoTracker does not have this problem. Our multi-sensor implements a (patented) system that is able to correct the error caused by solar radiation. In fact, it is equipped with two temperature sensors that, by means of a differential approach, are able to remove that part of the reading that is caused by the heating of the product through sun exposure, the so-called “solar radiation error”.
Car thermometers are imprecise and “slow” (they are not able to measure the sharp variations in temperature that are typically encountered while we travel). They are also limited to displaying temperatures without attributing any spatial and temporal references to the measured data. MeteoTracker does much more. Its measurements are much more accurate, and it is able to capture even the sharpest variations in temperature encountered while travelling. It attributes geographical coordinates to every single data item acquired. Data can be visualised in real-time on your smartphone and is sent directly to the cloud. The data is then available, in a data archive equipped with advanced visualisation and analysis tools, on maps and with graphical representations. In this way, MeteoTracker creates an innovative database of weather data at a high level of spatial resolution.
By purchasing MeteoTracker you will have access to all of the data collected by your MeteoTracker and by the members of the Community, both on the mobile App and the web platform. Access to the data collected by the Community is unlimited through the mobile App while there may be some temporary restrictions on the web platform depending on the offering you have purchased.
It is of special interest, in this respect, the session carried out in the Genoa hinterland within I-CHANGE, an European project aimed at promoting the environmental monitoring at different levels (institutions and citizens), where data collection at a micro-meteorological scale is one of the main goals. The I-CHANGE project, led by CIMA Foundation, involves 9 […]
Comparing predicted data vs. measured data is a fundamental process in weather forecast model development and optimization. Unlike the static observations performed with fixed weather stations (which suffers from spatial under sampling), with MeteoTracker it is possible to scale the model output verification (and data assimilation) down to meters-level resolution, as shown in the image […]
We are really proud of being positively reviewed by Nimbus, the most authoritative italian meteorological journal in Italy. Really interesting the outcomes generated by the elaboration of the data collected by MeteoTracker, with a special mention to the powerful thermal inversion profile extraction. Enjoy reading!