Orion Weather station

nov10

Links:
Intro
weather station setup
monthly plots of data
Notes
Documentation
    Manuals
    Where is the data..
    Software
History
Misc measurements
   
04nov10: weekly,monthly,yearly rain accumulations reset

See also:
    ao windmeter on platform
    ao temperature sensor on platform


Intro:

    The observatory has a orion weather station (manufactured by Columbia weather systems).  It is located on the north east corner of the platform (next to the old radar blanker).
A single board computer (on the platform)  controls the sensors. It is configured to read the sensors every 15 seconds. Once a minute it will append the new data (ASCII csv format) to a file on the ao network via ethernet.


Setup

    The weather station is located on the north east corner of the platform next to the faa radar blanker. A single board  computer (192.168.100.216) reads the weather station and writes this data to disc via ftp. The datafile is stored on maestro.

Monthly data:

    The data for a month is extracted from the idl archives and plotted. The input data has been sampled at 15 second intervals. The plots (vs date) are fist averaged to 15 minute intervals before plotting. If you see any data dropouts in the plots, then data was not acquired during that time (most likely trouble with the weather station).

    The plots contain:


Year
jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
Jul
aug
sep
oct
nov
dec
2008








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2009
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2010
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2011
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2012
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2013
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2014
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2015
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2016
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2017
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Monthly notes:

processing: x101/wst/monplot.pro


Notes:

Rain measurements:



Documentation:

Manuals:

Orion weather station user manual (.pdf)
micro server users manual (.pdf)
parameter definitions (.ps) (.pdf)

Where is the data:


Software


Miscellaneous measurements:


04nov10: weekly, monthly, yearly rain accumulations reset

    The weather station reports weather info every 15 seconds. Rain reports occur when a .01 inches change in the accumulated rain occurs. The micro server keeps daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly accumulations of rain.
    On 04nov10 the weather station reset the counts of weekly,monthly, and yearly rain accumulations. This should not have occurred. The circumstances were:
The plots shows data from 04nov10 when the counters were reset (.ps) (.pdf):
Summary:
What could be going on: processing: x101/101104/101114.pro


History



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