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#1381047 - 30/06/2016 22:36 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
Max Record Offline
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Registered: 18/04/2009
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Loc: Adelaide
A few more I've posted before:

Snowtown

Snowtown AWS by Kyle Smith, on Flickr
Snowtown AWS by Kyle Smith, on Flickr
Robe Airport
Robe Airport by Kyle Smith, on Flickr

And while not an AWS, the famous Lameroo

Lameroo Weather Station by Kyle Smith, on Flickr
Lameroo Rain Gauge by Kyle Smith, on Flickr
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#1382810 - 19/07/2016 17:44 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
StormCapture Online   content
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Awesome Max Record, Always wanted to see where exactly the Victor Harbor one is,

The Lameroo Screen concerns me a bit with the radiant heat from the ground below being asphalt and concrete

So far the ones I have photographed are:
Mount Lofty
Mount Crawford
Snowtown via main road.
Noarlunga (Anemometer Only)
Adelaide Airport

Any easy spots to grab a photo of them? I know Turretfield is one


Edited by StormCapture (19/07/2016 17:46)

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#1382959 - 21/07/2016 23:21 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
Max Record Offline
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I believe they don't use that Lameroo one anymore; the Austin Plains one is what is used for Lameroo now. Have you got Kent Town yet?

I've got another one which was still in use in 2010 at the time of the photo, which I posted on here:

Maitland

Maitland by Kyle Smith, on Flickr
I don't know if this has been moved or not since that time. I can't find the Yongala one I took; I think that has moved since.
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2018: 314.6mm
2017: 478.0mm
2016: 680.0mm
2015: 392.8mm
2014: 450.4mm
2013: 470.6mm
2012: 426.8mm
2011: 518.2mm
2010: 549.4mm
2009: 459.2mm
Yearly Average: 460mm

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#1383338 - 26/07/2016 17:54 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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One station I have been meaning to capture is Kent Towns. I'll grab my pictures of the Airports.

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#1383341 - 26/07/2016 18:14 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Mount Lofty Anemometer



1/3 of Anemometers at Adelaide Airport - Visible via Tapley Hill Road


2/3 of Anemometers at Adelaide Airport - Visible past Sir Donald Bradmin Drive and when turning into Harbour Town via lights


Noarlunga Anemometer

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#1393579 - 13/11/2016 18:29 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
Nerd65 Offline
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Here are some pictures of the AWS at Hobart Airport. The site is located just off Loop Rd. not far past the hire car compound. There is no full height anemometer at the site, just a low one for the evaporation pan. The Stevenson Screen is of a large size rather than the more common smaller version.

Site overview:


Three in one: Stevenson Screen, ceilometer and visibility meter.


Rain gauges:


Evaporation Pan:


Pluviograph:


Visibility Meter:


Ceilometer:
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#1393580 - 13/11/2016 18:31 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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This is Mt. Wellington AWS. Conditions at the time were cold and very windy. We could only stay outside the car for a few minutes at a time because our hands were getting frozen. Should have brought gloves! There were small patches of renmant snow or ice at the summit.

Close up of site:


Wider angle view:

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#1393582 - 13/11/2016 18:34 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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This one is Liawenee AWS in central Tasmania. I've looked at its obs. many times but never thought I would actually vist the site. Temperature at the time was approximately 14deg coming off a minimum of -4.4 that morning.

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#1484646 - 08/01/2019 14:36 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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After many years, I decided to snap Kent Town's AWS in Adelaide.
I only had my 18-55mm lens with me at the time so some images will look a tad blurred. Soon I will try to attempt to get a snap of West Terrace AWS and a few others around the state.
This origianlly was the official weather station site for Adelaide between February 1, 1977 to May 2017 as the BoM re-installed a weather station at West Terrace again. Kent Towns site has become unreliable for wind and temperature as they can differ between both sites due to the vast expansion of the surroundings of the AWS.

Kent Town Anemometer / Pluviograph and Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge. Originally when the BoM was sited in the building behind, the anemometer was attached to that mast in the background on the left and the Sunshine recorder near where the light was on the roof.
BoM Kent Town AWS by Kyle Howard, on Flickr

Kent Town as far as I am aware of, is the only station in SA that uses the big Stevenson Screen. With the apartment buildings going up in the background, the Urban Heat Island effect takes place as this can read 3-4 degrees higher than West Terrace.
BoM Kent Town AWS by Kyle Howard, on Flickr

This was the original site for the Evaporation Pan, for some reason the wind run anemometer was left behind and there is no counter attached for the 2m wind run.
BoM Kent Town AWS by Kyle Howard, on Flickr

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#1485425 - 14/01/2019 21:32 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
Blair Trewin Offline
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Probably not so much urban heat effects (although they exist) as the site being several kilometres further from the sea - so maxima are warmer (especially in summer) and minima are similar or cooler for the most part.

There seem to be some interesting things going on at West Terrace with local winds (possibly katabatics off the Parklands slope?) on otherwise calm nights.

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#1488416 - 01/02/2019 16:38 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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One I forgot I had a few snaps of.

Clare AWS located in the Mid North of SA. Unfortunately this is as close as I could get due to it being on Private Property but visible is the Anemometer and Screen.
Just one of many I plan to visit and snap a photo of for the record books.

Clare BOM AWS by Kyle Howard, on Flickr


Clare BOM AWS by Kyle Howard, on Flickr

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#1489988 - 11/02/2019 20:51 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Blizzard]
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Loc: Anglers Reach NSW; 1,290 m AMS...
Tantangara Reservoir AWS; 1,239 m AMSL; 35° 48' 17.27" S; Snowy Hydro:

https://i.imgur.com/FoWFGDd.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/HGTsgCY.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/8WJmqsV.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/fwWDpDk.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/hTDxE7U.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Kb6gOjF.jpg

Can't seem to change image sizes, however! confused

That is why I am merely posting the links—photos clog-up the entire thread with how large they are (when I preview my post).
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#1495750 - 22/03/2019 09:14 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: Adaminaby Angler]
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Originally Posted By: Adaminaby Angler
Tantangara Reservoir AWS; 1,239 m AMSL; 35° 48' 17.27" S; Snowy Hydro:

I wonder what that massive barrel looking device is? shocked
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#1495757 - 22/03/2019 10:12 Re: AWS Sites in Australia - photos and descript. [Re: CirrusFibratus]
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Could be a rabbit toilet

But water tank most likely
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