Observing systems come in various types, for various purposes. The World Meteorological Organisation , WMO, works with a categorization largely based on technology. As we are nowadays dealing with a lot of different applications of the observations, we have added a number of these. Different suppliers generally have their own specialization.
Different kinds of meteorological observing systems:
All systems need software, so there is one special section on software for data acquisition, data processing and quality assurance.