Page 5 of 13 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 12 13 >
Topic Options
#99029 - 06/11/2003 23:57 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
volkl Offline
Volunteer Moderator

Registered: 09/02/2003
Posts: 2239
Loc: Wangaratta.....and proud of it...
Quote
Quote:
Hope this helps.
It certainly does, if only i had asked the question a little earlier i could of saved a fair bit of time. Thanks for that. :cheers:

Top
#99030 - 14/11/2003 16:07 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Weathernut Offline
Member

Registered: 24/07/2002
Posts: 5207
Loc: Darwin, Northern Territory
Here is the Wagga Wagga BoM Office and Radar based at the Airport (You can just see a plane on the left corner of the building wink ) and 2nd pic is looking to the airport and other stuff the BoM use. wink .

(Click the thumbnail for the larger version)

Top
#99031 - 15/11/2003 03:29 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Weathernut Offline
Member

Registered: 24/07/2002
Posts: 5207
Loc: Darwin, Northern Territory
Here`s a pan using 2 images (Not the best but gives you an idea how it`s setup. smile

Top
#99032 - 26/12/2003 21:19 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
Weatherzone Webmaster

Registered: 15/11/2001
Posts: 3149
Loc: Mittagong, NSW
Here's a couple of additions from the NSW South Coast/Illawarra districts (guess where I spent Christmas :rolleyes: )...

Pt. Perpendicular - AWS but strangely no wind readings. They would be quite fun in an ECL or a decent southerly as this station is basically 85m above the Pacific Ocean.



Nerriga - 9am and 3pm manual SYNOPs, but there does seem to be some sophisticated comms gear there. Perhaps it could be put to better use. wink


Top
#99033 - 07/03/2004 23:29 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
Weatherzone Webmaster

Registered: 15/11/2001
Posts: 3149
Loc: Mittagong, NSW
Getting down to the nitty gritty now... :rolleyes: I took a few pics of the BoM Hydrology Unit's rainfall gadget about 6km east of the village here. It appears to be the same bit of equipment as that in the Nerriga shot above. As you can see, they're designed to be located in the middle of paddocks like this one, where sheep and cattle will use them as back-scratching implements (note the churned ground around its base). It's a pretty solid unit, and all the stuff that matters is over 2m off the ground with the guage on top.



It's unfortunate that they don't add a bit more gear to these things. As I've said above, it seems a wast of an impressive piece of equipment to only use it on the occasions that it rains.

Andrew.

Top
#99034 - 07/03/2004 23:52 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Sonde Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 27/03/2003
Posts: 282
Loc: Clemton Park 2206
What about portable BoM AWS's ? What is the story with them ? Perhaps Mark or Laurier may know ?

I was stunned to learn today that last year, BoM installed some sort of AWS at the Campsie South Bowling Club on the corner of Alfred St and Jarrett St Clemton Park (only 200m from me !), and didn't tell anyone, and it never came up on any BoM list I saw, or I would have jumped on it !

I was talking to the club secretary today, and he told me it was there for about 3 months, complete with antenas for coms etc, then they took it away, no explanation apparently offered !

Top
#99035 - 08/03/2004 18:21 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Sonde Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 27/03/2003
Posts: 282
Loc: Clemton Park 2206
I went down to the bowling club this morning, and got to the bottom of the story from an interrogation of the greenkeeper. He has taken over a year ago (when his apprenticeship ended) from the previous greenkeeper who trained him, who had been there for 7 years, and who kept religious rainfall records all that time. The current keeper has continued the records, so there is nearly 8 years worth of rainfall data, apparently good quality data. Would BoM be interested ? If so I could transfer it all to a spreadsheet and send it in. Is it worth the trouble ?

Top
#99036 - 08/06/2004 14:23 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
David Simpson. Offline
Weatherzone Administrator/Moderator

Registered: 13/10/2002
Posts: 4931
Loc: Tasmania
Liawenee AWS in the Central Highlands, near Great Lake, Tasmania. Taken June 5th 2004. Was great being in such beautiful territory with snow on the ground, seeing the AWS of the frequently reported 'coldest place in Australia' on many days.



Larger images are here.

Top
#99037 - 08/06/2004 14:38 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
Weatherzone Webmaster

Registered: 15/11/2001
Posts: 3149
Loc: Mittagong, NSW
Well done David, I was hoping you'd add those pics here.

Top
#99038 - 22/07/2004 08:06 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
SnowMac Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 30/03/2003
Posts: 534
Loc: Tallai SE QLD approx 40 metres
Guyra Hospital Weather Station
1332 metres above sea level. It faces north east.



map of the location is here

Top
#99039 - 21/01/2006 20:41 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Starwood Offline
Member

Registered: 27/08/2001
Posts: 2465
Loc: Blackheath & Gladesville NSW -...
Thought of this thread while on our holiday this week in Eden . Here is Green Cape overlooking Disaster bay in a strong southerly.




Top
#99040 - 25/01/2006 20:38 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Blizzard Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 31/03/2001
Posts: 10343
Loc: Blue Mountains
Nice one Starwood.

They've taken the screen away from the Katoomba site but the readings are still being taken, presumably from the new spot. Wonder if its still nearby as Katoomba is pretty diverse for possible locations.
_________________________
BoM Storm Spotter, snow chaser, webmaster for www.blackheathweather.com

Top
#99041 - 25/01/2006 20:58 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Andrew Miskelly Offline
Weatherzone Webmaster

Registered: 15/11/2001
Posts: 3149
Loc: Mittagong, NSW
Good stuff.

Here are Mt Wellington (which has disappeared from the front page of this thread)



and Cape Bruny



in Tas.

Top
#99042 - 26/01/2006 01:03 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Paul (Stargazer) Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 16/05/2003
Posts: 1262
Loc: Salisbury North, SA
Quote:
Originally posted by Metar:


AWS ion Noarlunga in SA laugh very simple... nice and spaced for the screen so there is no reflected heat from the Tower laugh


Just reposting the Noarlunga AWS (southern suburb of Adelaide) as the link has changed. laugh

The view in the photo is towards the SE overlooking the Southern Expressway (it travels north-south) which is only about 60m away to the east of this AWS ... just on the other side of that shrub you can see in the centre of the photo ... down in the gully. eek
_________________________
Regs, Paul.
(Stargazer)
Weather Station
Wunderground

Top
#99043 - 27/01/2006 20:27 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
DaveV Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 19/03/2002
Posts: 196
Loc: Mittagong - Southern Highlands...
Great stuff
its been great to reread this thread.
cool

Top
#99044 - 02/02/2006 21:51 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
David Simpson. Offline
Weatherzone Administrator/Moderator

Registered: 13/10/2002
Posts: 4931
Loc: Tasmania
Low Head (Tasmania) AWS at the entrance to the Tamar River, Bass Strait in the background. The AWS is situated on the Low Head Lighthouse grounds.

For those interested, In 1808, the Hebe was wrecked on the rocks at the mouth to the Tamar, thence giving them its name. Altogether, a dozen ships were wrecked in the Tamar over the next 100 years.

A pilots and a signal station was established at Low Head (Georgetown) in 1805 and is Australia's oldest continuously used pilot station. Current buildings date from 1838.

When a sail was sighted at dusk, a fire was lit and kept burning all night to keep the vessel in touch with the port. After a review of pilotage in 1827 it was resolved to build a lighthouse at Low Head.

The tower was built in 1833. It was constructed of local rubble with a coat of stucco to make the structure durable and to provide a worthwhile landmark. The crown was built of freestone from Launceston.


Top
#99045 - 17/05/2006 18:13 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
yagigain Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 21/01/2006
Posts: 13
Loc: High Country, Victoria
I took a walk to Mt Buller summit today. Imagine my delight when I saw this on the way smile









The station is probably about 100 - 150 below the summit.

Just for interest this is the Fire Tower right on the summit. Now how do a get a job working in that !


Top
#99046 - 17/05/2006 19:37 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
yagigain Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 21/01/2006
Posts: 13
Loc: High Country, Victoria
I should mention Mt Buller is in the Victorian Alpine area.

Summit altitude is 1804 Metres

The Mt Buller AWS is at 1707m ASL

The images where taken on the 17th May 2006. There was patchy snow on the ground. Temp was 5c
with light winds and heavy fog / cloud.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/observations/history.jsp?wmo=94894&type=metar

Top
#99047 - 23/02/2007 01:46 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
Grant Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 18/08/2002
Posts: 1523
Loc: Greta NSW, 70m ASL
Just thought i'd bring this thread back to life!

Here is the Newcastle Uni wxstation - not an AWS but still a BoM station.



Stumbled across this one on my first official day at Uni on Mon - couldn't find anything else that day but no problems finding the wxstation LOL! It's located between Oval number 2 & the roundabout for anyone interested. Asked plenty of people during orientation week but nobody knew about it.

Also found what looks like a Davis anemometer on top of a building roof near one of the far car parks to the far NE.
_________________________
BoM Storm Spotter, Storm/Snow chaser, Weatherman, Webmaster (www.raymondterrace.hunterweather.com), Hunter Weather on facebook etc

Top
#99048 - 22/04/2007 18:43 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript.
TrenthamStormchasers Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 15/04/2001
Posts: 6258
Loc: Trentham 705m
This is the Blue Mountain (South of Trentham in the Victorian central ranges - 873m) raingauge....


Vegetation (grasses, lichens) is just bordering on sub-alpine on the exposed parts with temperate forest just metres below it.

Top
Page 5 of 13 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 12 13 >


Who's Online
16 registered (labnet, Andrew-A, Dipole, Snowies, Sbv72, mysteriousbrad, crikey, Inclement Weather, Mike Hauber, Rhubarb, Gringo2412, gleno71, Rawhide, Sillybanter, DarrylS, Bundy), 146 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Today's Birthdays
cyclops, dylan_dawg, dylzi, Farmer, GrizzlyBear, Sailfish, tonzo
Forum Stats
29839 Members
32 Forums
24092 Topics
1517176 Posts

Max Online: 2985 @ 26/01/2019 12:05
Satellite Image