Station Details & Instruments

This page outlines the location of the PWS and provides details of the meteorological instruments and their exposure (rated according to the WOW siting criteria), as well as the computer hardware and software to support the operation of our PWS.

Station Attributes

Station Attributes
PWS
Opened
PWS
Status
Latitude
at screen
Longitude
at screen
Elevation
at screen
Urban Climate
Zone (UCZ)
Overall WOW
Site Rating
1 April 2017 Open -37.8445 144.7090 28 m 5

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Instrument Attributes

Meteorological Instrument Attributes
Class Instrument Type Make Model Installed Exposure
(WOW Rating)
  Stevenson Screen       4
Manual Maximum Thermometer (Mercury) Dobbie CBM 6463 Inside the Stevenson screen A
Minimum Thermometer (Alcohol) CBM 6464 Inside the Stevenson screen A
Dry-Bulb Thermometer (Mercury) CBM 6861 Inside the Stevenson screen A
Wet-Bulb Thermometer (Mercury) CBM 6861 Inside the Stevenson screen A
100 mm Standard Rain Gauge Nylex 1000 On extension arm from screen A
Aneroid Barometer Royal Mariner C622R Indoors -
Automatic Thermo-hygro Sensor La Crosse WS2300-25 Inside the Stevenson screen A
Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge WS2300-16 On extension arm from screen A
Electronic Barometer WS2300 Indoors -
Cup Anemometer & Vane TX20 Not installed O

The automatic instruments constitute a La Crosse WS2355 AWS

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Computing Infrastructure

Hardware

The computer is permanently connected to the PWS console and is running 24/7. The specifications of the computer are as follows:

Software

The following software and purpose-built applications support the operation of our PWS:

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Site & Instrument Photographs

Stevenson screen looking North
Stevenson Screen looking towards the North
Stevenson Screen showing tmperature sensors and rain gauges
electronic rain gauge (left) and manual rain gauge (right)
fixed to extension arms attached to the Stevenson Screen
Thermometers and thermo-hygro sensor inside Stevenson Screen
dry bulb, wet bulb, maximum and minimum thermometers
and the thermo-hygro sensor (upper right)
aneroid barometer
marine aneroid barometer

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