Measuring into stiff headwinds
Measuring wind has always involved tradeoffs. Cup anemometers can’t measure both wind speed and wind direction (or low wind speeds). And they’re prone to malfunction since they contain moving parts. Meanwhile, sonic anemometers have always been too costly. Until now.
The best of both worlds
The wind-tunnel-tested ATMOS 22 ultrasonic anemometer delivers the best of both worlds. It’s accurate at low wind speeds because there aren’t any moving parts that cause friction or fail. And it’s inexpensive, especially when you consider the low-energy design. Accuracy. Dependability. Affordability. You get all three with the ATMOS 22.
Accuracy that will blow you away
If you want accurate wind profiling, a sonic anemometer is the obvious choice. Designed with canopies in mind, the ATMOS 22 registers even the lowest thresholds of wind speed (0 m/s) with the added ability to detect fine-scale variations within 0.01 m/s resolution.
Contrast the ATMOS 22’s advanced technology to a cup or propeller wind anemometer. Neither will spin if wind speed is too low. Cup anemometers also don’t indicate wind direction, unless you combine them with a wind vane. And both are prone to additional inaccuracies due to worn out moving parts. But with the ATMOS 22, you can accurately measure wind speed anywhere, every time, with total confidence.
Wind measurement is now a breeze
The ATMOS 22 was designed without moving parts, meaning there’s never any mechanical wear. No oiling or replacing bearings. And no recalibration required. Just reliability you can continue to count on.
Not only does its ultra-low power consumption make it ideal for long-term, remote installations, but its compact size makes it small enough to deploy inside canopies. And instead of having to make field visits to collect data and check sensor and system functions, you can monitor information in real time and download data using any internet-connected device by connecting the ATMOS 22 to a ZL6 data logger. Which not only saves you time, but provides worry-free operation and peace of mind.
A low-cost sonic anemometer. Yes, you heard right.
The ATMOS 22 is not only far more affordable than other sonic anemometers but also uses 100 to 1,000 times less power. Running on less than 100 uA, the ATMOS 22 frees you to make wind measurements in multiple locations without having to constantly change batteries.
Sounds like a smarter way to measure wind. Because it is.
The precise accuracy, yet low-maintenance of sonic measurement. The low-cost of a regular anemometer, plus even lower power consumption. The ATMOS 22 was engineered to offer a wide range of advantages across the widest range of wind speed, all for an affordable price.
|Horizontal wind speed|
Range: 0–30 m/s
Range: 0–30 m/s
Range: -90° to 90°
|Data logger compatibility (not exclusive)|
METER ZL6, Em50, and EM60 data loggers or any data acquisition systems capable of 3.6- to 15.0-VDC excitation and SDI-12 communication
Diameter: 10 cm (3.94 in)
|Operating temperature range|
Minimum: –50 °C
5 m (standard)
3.5-mm stereo plug connector or stripped and tinned wires
|ELECTRICAL AND TIMING CHARACTERISTICS|
|Supply voltage (VCC to GND)|
Minimum 3.6 VDC continuous
|Digital input voltage (logic high)|
Minimum: 2.8 V
|Digital input voltage (logic low)|
Minimum: –0.3 V
|Digital output voltage (logic high)|
Typical: 3.6 V
|Power line slew rate|
Minimum: 1.0 V/ms
|Current drain (during measurement)|
Minimum: 0.2 mA
|Current drain (while asleep)|
Minimum: 0.2 mA
|Power up time (SDI Ready)—aRx! commands|
Typical: 10 s
|Power up time (SDI Ready)—other commands|
Typical: 130 ms
|Power up time (SDI-12, DDI disabled)|
Typical: 200 ms
Typical: 110 ms
Manufactured under ISO 9001:2015
California requires the following notice:
⚠️ WARNING: This product may contain chemicals including ethylene glycol, lead, nickel, styrene and cadmium, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
LEARN MORE WITH ARTICLES, CASE STUDIES, DEMOS, WEBINARS
- ZENTRA Cloud request a demo
- Example of a cited publication for ATMOS 22
- ATMOS 41 comparison testing and sensor-to-sensor variability data (ATMOS 22 uses the same sensor as ATMOS 41)
- Data collection best practices
- Data collection field checklist
- Webinar: 7 weather station installation mistakes to avoid
- SEE ALL ATMOS 22 KNOWLEDGE BASE ARTICLES
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