A unique portable weather station has been developed in Russia

The climatic situation in the world is changing, weather disasters and natural disasters bring great trouble and even tragedy, which requires more accurate forecasts from the weather service. The goal is to minimize possible risks. Portable weather stations began to appear in order to be closer to the problem and solve it more quickly. Such a unique portable dual-use weather station SMP-1, according to the State Corporation Rostec, was developed in our country by the employees of the Radioelectronic Technologies concern ( KRET); she is represented at the Army-2019 International Military-Technical Forum. Weather station SMP-1 determines the basic environmental parameters: pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction. The GLONASS and GPS space navigation systems built into the device allow you to take measurements in relation to the terrain, and also use the device as a navigator. The station can have widespread use in both the civilian and military spheres. In the structure of the Ministry of Emergencies, in particular, to determine the speed and direction of the wind during a fire, during non-standard or emergency situations on airlines and in other unforeseen circumstances. Some main characteristics: • the novelty has the appearance of an oversized smartphone; • endowed with a touch screen and a slot for a microSD format flash card; • SMP-1 weight – about 600 grams; • The weather station is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery.

Sam Richards

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