Meteorological conditions are important information in Air Quality Monitoring Systems and Networks. As the fate of air pollutants is influenced by the movements and characteristics of the air mass into which they are emitted, no air quality data is complete without an accurate in situ record of meteorological conditions. Atmospheric dynamics determine the formation, transport, deposition and dilution of the pollutant. Primary meteorological variables for AQM applications include Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Air Temperature and Relative Humidity, Atmospheric pressure, Radiation and Rain. The turbulence index of the atmosphere typically refers to the atmospheric stability which is an important information to analyse the deposition and dilution of the pollutant over a certain area. Characterization of atmospheric stability for dispersion modelling purposes involves measurements of temperature, radiation intensity and wind speed.
LSI Lastem has a long-lasting tradition and experience in this field of application. In the 80s our company supplied the first sensors and acquisition system for wind and atmospheric stability categories evaluation to ENEL (Italian National Authority for Electric Energy) to study plume dynamic in power plants.
Over the years, LSI Lastem has developed strong bonds with many pollution control institutions, air quality analyzers manufacturers and system integrators throughout the world. Nowadays, LSI Lastem supplies its line of sensors to partners, OEM and distributors in every continent.
Meteorological Sensors for AQMS systems
LSI Lastem designs and manufactures the most complete range of meteorological sensors and solutions specifically dedicated to AQM applications. Our extensive range includes: wind speed, wind direction, temperature & relative humidity, radiation (global and net), atmospheric pressure and rain sensors. All sensors are designed for easy mounting on a pole or tower without the need of any external converter and have connectors in order to choose a cable of the proper length to the data acquisition system.
Meteorological Station for AQMS systems
Sensors can be connected to a data logger to register and collect data. This solution allows the meteorological system to be independent, saving data and transmitting them to remote servers and at the same time to be linked to the local AQMS data acquisition system by Ethernet or RS485 (Modbus protocol).