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#98969 - 27/12/2002 00:08 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
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Registered: 15/11/2001
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Loc: Mittagong, NSW
I was down at the airport at Goulburn today and thought I'd grab a few shots of the AWS for this thread.

This station is just about perfect with regard to its location. It is in the middle of the grass between the two runways (04/22 asphalt and 08/26 grass) which obviously means there is nothing anywhere near it.

The airport is about 4km SSE of the edge of the city, as the crow flies, and is on a very broad flat. As you know it's a very cold spot in frost conditions - cold air just sits there as the ground radiates away all night.

The following are linked thumbnails. The first is looking WSW from a taxiway, the second NW and the third NNE - as you can see by the orientation of the screen.






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#98970 - 27/12/2002 00:29 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Jeff Offline
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Registered: 01/12/2001
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Loc: Sydney, The Storm Chasing Capi...
Speaking of AWS locations, does anyone know where nullo mtn AWS is? I know that nullo mtn is in the Wollomi Nat.Park. But is there a township of Nullo Mtn or is the AWS actually on top of the mountain itself?

On the maps there doesn't appear to be any civilization there?

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#98971 - 27/12/2002 00:36 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
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I believe the AWS is pretty much on top.

Andrew.

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#98972 - 27/12/2002 09:32 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Roddy Offline
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Registered: 02/02/2002
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There is an AWS out on the Narrow Neck fire tower road south of Katomba,Bushwalked past it many times but don't have any pics.Maybe get one next time.Great Topic cool cool laugh
Ps the Lismore AWS is at the Airport as well will get a pic :cheers:

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#98973 - 27/12/2002 13:00 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Rainlover Offline
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Registered: 12/02/2002
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Blair, I'm not sure if you know, but driving past the CBD AWS after a meal out, I saw that there was 3 rain gauges there, and there was a tree branch hanging over one of them, effectively stopping rain from entering the gauge. They all looked the same, silver top and black bottom, so why would there be 3?

One more thing, there were 2 stephenson screens (I think thats what it is called), is one for temp and one for humidity/DP/Dry bulb/Wet bulb?

Rainlover laugh

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#98974 - 31/12/2002 14:57 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
bigwilly Offline
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Registered: 25/09/2002
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Loc: Junee - just north of the 'Bid...
Roddy,

That AWS on Narrow Neck isn't used by the BOM from what i can gather, the only place i know of, that recieves data from it is the Emergency Operations Centre at Katoomba. All the weather reports from the actual tower are done using a Kestrel meter.

:cheers: BW

PS i might be going out there in the next couple of weeks so i'll get a photo. cool
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#98975 - 31/12/2002 17:11 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Laurier Williams Offline
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Jeff, Nullo Mtn AWS is 25km ENE of Rylstone, and about 2km west of the actual peak. However, the "mountain" is really a plateau, with quite a large area above 1100m. The AWS is at 1130m and the summit is at 1150m. There's no settlement, just the one house that I can remember seeing. The AWS is visible at a distance of about half a km east of the track that runs from Rylstone to Widden and is well exposed apart from a few isolated trees nearby. I have a (distant) photo of it somewhere, which I'll try to find.

Roddy, the Narrowneck AWS is news to me, and it's definitely not Bureau. The Bureau has a manual station in Narrowneck Road, Katoomba, and its only AWS in the Blue Mountains is at Mt Boyce, about 2km north of Blackheath (see the first post in this thread from Bliz for photo).
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#98976 - 31/12/2002 23:25 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Jeff Offline
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Registered: 01/12/2001
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Loc: Sydney, The Storm Chasing Capi...
Thanks Laurier, my only other question is why there? Is it perhaps to track cold outreaks before they make it to the Northern Tablelands?

I also found Penriths AWS today after a bit of searching at the lakes. I couldn't get within 500 meters but luckily I have a 400mm lens for my SLR so the pics will be up as soon as they are processed.

:cheers:

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#98977 - 02/01/2003 21:34 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Jeff Offline
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Registered: 01/12/2001
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Loc: Sydney, The Storm Chasing Capi...


This is the Penrith AWS site at Penrith Lakes. It is on a slight ridge between two lakes and as you can see is very exposed.
The Penrith Lakes are a series of old quarries that they are filling with water when they are finished with them.
Unfortunately you can't get to where the AWS is yet as there is still a functioning quarry behind it but when it closes in a couple of years they will open the entire area to the public.

:cheers:

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#98978 - 04/01/2003 22:01 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
joely Offline
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Registered: 05/11/2001
Posts: 162
Loc: Rose Bay, Tasmania
Was up Mt Wellington the other day and thought I would take a pic to put in this thread...


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#98979 - 05/01/2003 04:06 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Justaminute Offline
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Registered: 15/02/2001
Posts: 3649
Loc: Sydney
Ah nice Joely..................love The Mountain !!!
Any more would be welcome cool

Ashton

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#98980 - 02/02/2003 11:28 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
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Registered: 15/11/2001
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Loc: Mittagong, NSW
I did the synop up at the Post Office this morning but only thought of this thread after I left. I'm doing it again next Sunday (Bob's out of town both Sundays) so I'll take the camera with me.

Andrew.

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#98981 - 02/02/2003 15:31 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
temp trace Offline
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Registered: 03/02/2001
Posts: 457
Loc: Newcastle, NSW
Nobbys Head


forgot to add that the anemometer has been relocated down on the breakwall.

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#98982 - 09/02/2003 12:16 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
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Registered: 15/11/2001
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Loc: Mittagong, NSW
A couple of pics of Taralga PO, as promised. I was hoping to have to report 50mm this morning but it wasn't to be. This arvo's looking good again though.

For those who are interested more details and pics are here .



This is turning out to be a nice little archive. Interesting stuff.

Andrew.

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#98983 - 09/02/2003 18:18 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
majorowe Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2002
Posts: 242
Loc: SE France
Is there altitude, lat/long information on all the AWSs available on the web somewhere?

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#98984 - 09/02/2003 19:31 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Laurier Williams Offline
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There are several links, though they all point to different flavours of the BoM database. Go here. :cheers:
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#98985 - 09/02/2003 22:54 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
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Registered: 15/11/2001
Posts: 3149
Loc: Mittagong, NSW
Majorowe,

It's all on Weatherzone. Click on any station name on the observations page.

Andrew.

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#98986 - 10/02/2003 12:23 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Rbl Offline
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Registered: 09/06/2001
Posts: 204
Loc: Wagga, NSW, Australia
Hi all.

I was in the Snowy Mountains in early January (before the fires) and snapped these 2 pics of Thredbo AWS. It's located on a small flat area behind the top station of the Crakenback Quad Chairlift.

(If these images are too big I apologise....I emailed them to gusty who put them in a link for me.)

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#98987 - 10/02/2003 21:28 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Blizzard Offline
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Registered: 31/03/2001
Posts: 10343
Loc: Blue Mountains
Nice pics. Does the screen ever get snowed under during winter? Or does the wind pack it down hard up there?
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#98988 - 11/02/2003 18:15 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Jeff Offline
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Registered: 01/12/2001
Posts: 259
Loc: Sydney, The Storm Chasing Capi...
I was thinking the same thing about the pluviograph. smile

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