A helpful glossary of terms associated with weather and climate.

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Weather station

A collection of instruments which measure surface weather conditions at a specific location. Instruments can include, amongst others, thermometers, anemometers, rain gauges, and radiometers. Automatic Weather Stations monitor and record observations automatically, whereas manual weather stations rely on meteorologists.