Purpose of Laboratory

To provide theoretical and practical information about the measurement and observation of variables required in atmospheric sciences, and to provide students with the opportunity to test and evaluate their theoretical knowledge in practice.

Objective of Laboratory

To provide a basis to support relevant courses and researches.

Research and Application Fields

All fields related to meteorology (climatology, agricultural and forest meteorology, water meteorology, energy meteorology, weather forecasting and analysis, air pollution etc.).


In the Meteorological Instruments and Observation Methods Laboratory, which is a part of the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, there are mechanical and electronic instruments such as thermometers, barometers, hygrometers, anemometers, pluviometers, psychrometers, evaporimeters, and data collectors with recorders. For educational purposes, experiments are carried out with different types of instruments both in the laboratory and in the Meteorological Observation Park.

Researcher Information

There is 1 technician responsible for the laboratory. There are 1 lecturer and 1 research assistant in the Meteorological Instruments and Observation Methods course.

Possible Experiments

Average, maximum and minimum air temperature measurement with thermometer and thermograph; measurement with kata thermometer; atmospheric pressure measurement and error correction with fixed and variable chamber barometers; measurement of air humidity by hygrometer and hygrograph; measurement of air humidity with different mechanical and electronic psychrometers; measurement of precipitation with mechanical and electronic pluviometers; measurement of solar radiation by actinograph and pyranometer; measurement of net radiation by net radiometer; measurement of wind speed and direction with mechanical and electronic anemometers and evaluation of anemograph records; measurement of evaporation by evaporation pool, Wild and Pishe type evaporimeter; introduction and use of data collectors; Experimental study on the determination of the variation of many meteorological variables over time, including soil water content and soil temperature, with an automatic meteorological station; Introducing different data collectors and their technical features in the laboratory. In addition, information about observations in meteorology is also given in this laboratory.

Several Concluded Projects

Project related to the development of Meteorological Instruments and Observation Methods Laboratory (Automatic station and hand-held measuring devices); Precipitation measurement system for determining the temporal variation of dry accumulation; Making an electronic psychrometer, measuring Surface Energy fluxes