Sensors and key components of a Remote Automatic Weather Station (RAWS) station must be recalibrated or replaced on a regular basis to ensure the collection of consistent and reliable weather data. The Remote Sensing / Fire Weather Support Unit (RSFWSU) depot located in Boise, Idaho provides technical calibration, repair, and administrative support for these sensors and key components used throughout the RAWS interagency network.
Each month the RSFWSU depot services over 700 sensors, cables, and associated hardware used on over 2,500 RAWS stations throughout the United States and its territories. These sensors are used in a wide range of applications including calculation of the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) indices, fire behavior, burned area fire rehabilitation, planned ignitions, and other land management operations.
Select any one of the categories listed to the left to see what sensors are supported by the RSFWSU depot.