VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE WEATHER STATION

GRASS AND CONCRETE MINIMUM TEMPERATURES

Prior to 2008 the station had a fully equipped ground level meteorological enclosure which in addition to the standard temperature and rainfall measurements was able to provide soil and earth temperature data down to depths of 1m. However, repeated vandalism of the site forced us to decommission this enclosure in the summer of 2007. However, observations of states of the ground were maintained which included states of the grass, concrete and concrete minimum temperatures. In 2015, in common with many unmanned meteorological stations, an artificial grass surface was introduced enabling us to reinstate the grass minimum temperature.  The states of the concrete and grass are made with reference to established criteria which describe the presence of ice, dew, snow etc. on the surface. Following snowfall, the concrete slab is swept clear whereas the grass minimum thermometer is repositioned above snow cover.

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