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November 19, 2007
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Weather Equipment Manufacturer and Marine Research Institute Initiate Corrosion Study

Sacramento, CA (November 19, 2007) 2007_Press Release PhotoWeather equipment manufacturer All Weather, Inc. (AWI) of Sacramento, California has teamed with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) to study the long-term effects of corrosive marine environments on Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS).

AWOS systems are used worldwide by AWI customers to determine current weather conditions at airfields and heliports, and to broadcast up-to-the-minute reports to pilots. In an effort to identify potential corrosion issues at sites located in marine environments, AWI and MBARI have installed a test site about 50 meters from Monterey Bay in Moss Landing, California.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (www.mbari.org) is a nonprofit research institution where scientists and engineers work together to explore and study the sea. Since 1987, MBARI has collected oceanographic data using robot submarines, surface moorings, drifters, sea-floor instruments, and ocean observatories. Located in Moss Landing, California, MBARI is supported primarily by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

MBARI has 20 years of experience deploying equipment in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Much of the instrumentation is either submerged in the ocean or is mounted on ships or buoys and is subject to continuous exposure to salt-fog, salt-spray, and sun.

AWI and MBARI have a mutual interest in careful study of the mechanisms that cause corrosion in various materials, and so have formed an alliance to share their accumulated knowledge and to jointly analyze the data accumulated from their new cooperative study.

Test materials at the Monterey site use a variety of coatings and surface treatments, and will be closely monitored to observe the effectiveness of each in protecting equipment from corrosive environments. The test site will be photographed monthly as part of the study's detailed cataloging of the mechanism and progress of corrosion. Photographs and test results will be published on AWI's website at www.allweatherinc.com/mbari.html.

About All Weather Inc.
All Weather, Inc. (AWI) is a leading developer of high-accuracy, high-dependability weather information systems that help users minimize risks in an unpredictable world. The company provides AWOS aviation weather systems and air traffic control display systems, as well as a wide range of high-accuracy meteorological sensors and systems, including laser ceilometers, runway visual range systems, lightning detection sensors, and a variety of other meteorological sensors. AWI’s ASOS, AWOS, and AWSS systems meet the stringent standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), FAA, and Transport Canada. AWI has installed more than 2000 high-end automated weather systems around the globe, working with such leading authorities as the U.S. National Weather Service, FAA, ICAO, WMO and commercial users around the world. For more information, see www.allweatherinc.com.

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