Meaning : Automated weather observing system
Category : Weather & Climate
Sub Category : Application
What does AWOS mean or stand for ?
These Weather observing systems are installed at airports to track,measure,monitor and relay weather changes and conditions.This information is used primarily by the ATC to warn pilots for incoming aircraft that are preparing for decent and landing.It is of utmost importance that the pilots know of the speeds and directions the winds are blowing to have a safe landing.It is maintained by the Airports authority of that particular county or state.