The Surface Meteorology Station (SurfaceMet) in the SPARC records outside meteorology statistics such as wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, and relative humidity.

It also records internal SPARC engineering values, such as air temperature, relative humidity, and electrical voltage.

The SPARC's SurfaceMet deployed on fairgrounds in Stockville, Nebraska, for the Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN) field campaign in 2015. Credit: Sarah Witman, SSEC.