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Enabling better global research outcomes in soil, plant & environmental monitoring.

MSO Weather Sensor

The MSO is an integrated 5-parameter Weather Station. Wind Speed and Wind Direction are measured using conventional cup and vane techniques. All other measurements are housed in a multi-plate naturally aspirated radiation shield to reduce solar radiation heating errors. The shield consists of a series of concentric white aluminium plates, which allow air to flow through the shield while blocking direct solar rays.

The temperature sensor is a platinum RTD. Relative humidity is a based on our accurate solid state sensor designed for continuous exposure to adverse climates. The barometric pressure sensor is a robust piezo-resistive device featuring high accuracy and long term stability.

The MSO serial output can include data from an optional tipping bucket rain gauge. The digital serial data stream is output every second, or upon command by data system.


Utilising the MSO Sensor in a custom IoT (Internet of Things)

The SNiP-MSO is a ‘Sensor Node Integrated Package’ for LoRaWAN or CAT-M1 communication of real-time weather parameters for continuous environmental monitoring.

The base SNiP-MSO integrates 1x MSO Sensor with an S-NODE to a site’s unique network, communication and power requirements. The S-NODE can support an added 3x sensors.


  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Rugged All Metal Housing
  • Temperature
  • SDI12, RS232, RS485 Outputs
  • Humidity
  • Met One 7500 Protocol
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Integrated Mount and 50ft Cable
  • Rain Option
Wind Speed
Range: 0 to 50 m/sec
Accuracy: ±2% of reading
Resolution: 0.1 m/s
Threshold: 1m/sec
Wind Direction
Range: 0° to 360°
Accuracy: ± 5°
Resolution: 1.0°
Threshold: 1m/sec
Range: -40°C to +60°C
Accuracy: ±0.4°C
Resolution: 0.1°C
Relative Humidity
Range: 0 to 100%
Accuracy: ±4% (1)
Resolution: 1.0%
Range: 500 to 1100 hPa
Accuracy: ±2 hPa (3)
Resolution: 0.1 hPa
Measurement Rate Output: 1 Hz
Signal Output: RS-232C, RS-485, SDI-12 8-36 VDC Supply, 10mA typical @ 12VDC, option dependent
Temperature: -40°C to +60°C
Humidity: 0 to 100%
Notes: 1. At 25°C


  • 360 Precipitation Gauge
    360 series precipitation gauges are high quality, reliable instruments that measure rain and/or snow. The tipping bucket allows for accurate, repeatable measurements and low maintenance.