Anyone have any expence with an Electronic Barograph (recording barometer)? Either shipboard or at home? Amazon has a Weems & Plath Electronic Barometer for $230 I’m looking at for ship use…
The NWS no longer supports the mechanical barographs, parts no longer available etc.
I used one on a research vessel. It was a different model and i don’t recall if we were able to see the trend beyond 3 hours. You might check in with the NOAA Voluntary Observing Ship program, they “loan” barographs to ships
I have this one
and it is very, very capable.
Certainly not the cheapest, but money well spent for those who need (or simply value) an accurate recording barometer.
It looks like the VOS wx obs program is using the Mintaka that CJS is using.
From NWS VOS site: Status of Equipment Upgrade
NWS is currently evaluating a replacement for the current Precision Digital
Barometer issued by NWS to the CHUAS stations.
– Mintaka Dual Sensor Precision Barometer is currently being evaluated
by the Sterling Field Support Center for Upper Air observations.
– The Mintaka Dual Sensor Precision Barometer is currently used by the
> NWS Volunteer Observing Ships (VOS) Program.
Last time I checked with the port met officer in Jacksonville he told me NWS no longer supported the old mechanical / paper barographs, I should check with them again and see if they will provide a Mintaka
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