The ATMOS 22 is a rugged, research-grade two-dimensional sonic anemometer built specifically for agricultural, forestry, and environmental research applications. A lower wind speed threshold of 0 m/s makes the ATMOS 22 especially well-suited for measuring wind within plant canopies, where wind speeds are often below the threshold of a cup anemometer. And with a resolution of 0.01 m/s, the ATMOS 22 is capable of recording fine-scale variations in wind speeds within and above plant canopies.
Note: The DS-2 is being replaced by the Meter ATMOS 22. The ATMOS 22 features improved firmware and hardware components, and outputs an additional parameter (wind gust). If replacing a DS-2 with an ATMOS 22, changes will need to be made to your datalogger setup to allow for this additional parameter.
Utilising the ATMOS-22 sensor in a custom IoT (Internet of Things)
The SNiP-SA22 is a ‘Sensor Node Integrated Package’ for LoRaWAN or CAT-M1 communication of real-time weather parameters for continuous environmental monitoring. The base SNiP-SA22 integrates 1-4x ATMOS 22 Sensors with 1x S-NODE to a site’s unique network, communication and power requirements. The S-NODE can support an added 3x Sensors.
Alternatively, we recommend the SNiP-WS24 which integrates 1x MFR-NODE with three sensors: to a site’s unique network, communication and power requirements: 1x AWS200 Automatic Weather Station, 1x ATH-2S Ambient Temperature & Humidity (SDI-12) Sensor and 1x PRP-02 Professional Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge. The MFR-NODE can support additional sensors. With theses combined, multiple atmospheric parameters can all be continuously measured in real-time including: Wind Speed, Direction & Gust Speed, Air Temperature, Relative Humidity, Barometric Pressure and Vapour Pressure.
The ATMOS 22 is a rugged, research-grade two-dimensional sonic anemometer built specifically for agricultural, forestry, and environmental research applications.
A lower wind speed threshold of 0 m/s makes the ATMOS 22 especially well-suited for measuring wind within plant canopies, where wind speeds are often below the threshold of a cup anemometer. And with a resolution of 0.01 m/s, the ATMOS 22 is capable of recording fine-scale variations in wind speeds within and above plant canopies.
The ATMOS 22 is designed for long-term, maintenance-free operation. No moving parts means no mechanical wear and no need for oiling or replacing bearings.
The ATMOS 22 uses ultrasonic sound waves to measure wind velocity and direction. Because this measurement comes from first principles, the ATMOS 22 doesn’t ever need to be calibrated once it leaves the factory.
The ATMOS 22 requires 100 to 1000 times less power than other ultrasonic anemometers. It’s built to run six months or more on the five AA batteries in Em50 series data loggers without significantly affecting battery life. Note: the ATMOS 22 is also compatible with other data loggers. See specifications for more information.
Most agricultural and environmental researchers use wind as just one variable among many. Occasionally the scientific objectives of a study require multiple simultaneous measurements of wind to capture vertical or horizontal heterogeneity in the environment. A primary design goal of the ATMOS 22 is to provide high accuracy wind speed and direction at a price that opens up research options, including greater spatial coverage.
Wind speed and direction are fundamental measurements necessary for a wide range of agricultural, forestry, and micrometeorological applications. The ATMOS 22 was designed to put the accuracy and low maintenance benefits of sonic anemometers in a sensor built specifically for these applications.
The ATMOS 22 is not intended as a replacement for the high-end three dimensional sonic anemometers used by micrometeorologists. It is designed to provide agricultural and environmental researchers a high accuracy, low maintenance solution for measuring horizontal wind speed and direction.
The ATMOS 22 reports wind speed and maximum gust speed in meters per second with a resolution of 0.01 m/s. It also reports wind direction with a resolution of 1 degree.
If the sampling rate is greater than 0.1 Hz, the anemometer reports the speed and direction at the time of sampling. If sampled less frequently, the anemometer samples every 10 seconds, averages the vector components of the wind, and records the maximum gust during the specified sampling period.
Monitor wind speed and direction from your office, phone, or any internet-connected device by connecting the ATMOS 22 sonic anemometer to an Em50G data logger. The Em50G setup allows you to get near-real time information, check sensor and system function, and download data from sites that are difficult to access.
The ATMOS 22 Sonic Anemometer is an SDI-12 digital sensor available with either a single 3.5 mm stereo connector or stripped and tinned wire leads.
When purchased with a stereo connector, the ATMOS 22 can be plugged directly into Meter/Decagon’s Em50 series data loggers. Wind speed, direction, and maximum gust data are all transmitted through a single stereo connector. No programming is needed.
The ATMOS 22 Sonic Anemometer is also compatible with Campbell Scientific and other SDI-12 capable data loggers. When used with certain data loggers, the ATMOS 22 also reports air temperature from an onboard thermistor.
|WIND SPEED RANGE:||0 to 30 m/s|
|WIND SPEED RESOLUTION:||0.01 m/s|
|WIND SPEED ACCURACY:||0.30 m/s or < 3%, whichever is larger|
|WIND DIRECTION RANGE:||0 to 359 degrees|
|WIND DIRECTION RESOLUTION:||1 degree|
|WIND DIRECTION ACCURACY:||±3 degrees|
|OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE:||-40 to 50°C|
|EXCITATION VOLTAGE:||3.6 to 15 VDC|
|CURRENT:||0.03 mA quiescent, 0.5 mA sampling, < 0.05 mA average|
|DATA LOGGER COMPATIBILITY (NOT EXCLUSIVE):||Meter/Decagon Em50 Series, ProCheck. (SDI-12)|
|HEIGHT (WIND SENSOR):||75 mm|
|HEIGHT (TOTAL W/ MOUNT):||155 mm|
|MAXIMUM SAMPLING SPEED1:||1 Hz|
|OUTPUT1:||average speed, gust speed, direction, or vector|
|CONNECTOR TYPES:||3.5 mm (stereo) plug or stripped & tinned lead wires (Pigtail)|
|CABLE LENGTH:||Standard is 5m, though we have custom cable lengths available upon request|
|1If sampling rate is greater than 0.1 Hz, the anemometer reports the speed and direction at the time of sampling. If sampled less frequently, the anemometer samples every 10 seconds, averages the vector components of the wind, and keeps the maximum gust. When the logger samples, the anemometer reports the average wind speed, direction, and the maximum gust speed.|