Microwave Scintillometers

If you are looking for reliable microwave scintillometers, ATS has connections to the sole provider. We represent Radiometer Physics GmbH (RPG) — the only commercial supplier for microwave scintillometers in the world. These precise instruments observe the microwave spectral region. They operate in tandem with optical Large Aperture Scintillometer (LAS) to simultaneously observe sensible and latent heat fluxes and evapotranspiration. They have numerous applications such as: irrigation, water management, weather forecasting, and forest fire warning. The latter functionality makes these tools invaluable amidst climate change.

RPG developed the first commercially available microwave scintillometer RPG-MWSC-160 at Wageningen University in the Netherleands. The MWSC-160 comes with a fully functional operating software, which process digitized microwave and optical raw signals. The total process from raw signal data to heat fluxes is performed in real-time with products continuously displayed on the screen and automatically stored. The MWSC-160 has been tested in a diverse range of climates and conditions. Whether intended for a continental climate such as Germany or the Netherlands or a subtropical regions such as in Mexico, the MWSC-160 can adapt. Turn to the best in meteorological engineering and tackle weather changes before they happen.

  • Irrigation
  • Water management
  • Hydrology
  • Forest fire warning
  • Weather forecasting
  • Radiation budget studies

Check out some of the other tools in our roster for diverse applications ranging from forecasting to extreme weather preparedness.