Barometers and Barographs

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The aim of the present page is to discuss about the barometers and barographs provided by NMSs to their conventional VOS, their advantages and drawbacks, in order and to try to make recommendations for the future.


Barometers

  • France and Sweden: Digital Vaisala PTB220 with LCD screen (AP + tend.).
  • According to Vaisala, PTB220 has been replaced by PTB330.
  • Germany, Iceland and Netherlands: Aneroid Fuess 15PM (accuracy: +/- 0.2-0.3 hPa)
  • HNMS: Aneroid Belfort
  • United Kingdom: Negretti & Zamba Precision Aneroid MK2
  • The Met Office would like to move to the Vaisala 330 barometers

Barographs

  • DWD: Two barographs
  • Aneroid Lambrecht 290 (accuracy: +/- 0.2-0.3 hPa)
  • Aneroid Dr. Muller/Fuess 78A (accuracy: +/- 0.2-0.3 hPa)
  • HNMS: Aneroid Belfort
  • United Kingdom: Two barographs
  • Negretti & Zamba Precision Aneroid MK2
  • Fischer MK3