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Description:
A weather station is a group of instruments for
measuring atmospheric conditions, usually in a support
structure which protects some of the equipment from
harsh conditions.
Expanded Description:
A weather station is a facility with instruments and
equipment to make weather observations by monitoring
atmospheric conditions to study the weather.

Typical weather stations have the following
instruments:

* thermometer for measuring temperature
* barometer for measuring barometric pressure
* hygrometer for measuring humidity
* anemometer for measuring wind speed
* wind vane for measuring wind direction
* rain gauge for measuring precipitation

Except for those instruments requiring direct exposure
to the elements (anemometer, rain gauge), the
instruments should be sheltered in a vented box
(usually a Stevenson screen) to keep direct sunlight
off the thermometer and wind off the hygrometer. The
instrumentation may be specialized to allow for
periodic recording otherwise significant manual labour
is required for record keeping. Automatic transmission
of data, in a format such as METAR, is also desirable
as many weather station's data is required for weather
forecasting. (via
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Weather StationsFernbank Science Center Weather Station - Atlanta, GA.

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The weather instruments at Fernbank are located on the forest tower and were purchased from Inter-Mountain Laboratories. Sensors record the wind speed, direction, temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, precipitation and soil temperature.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Georgia

date approved: 9/18/2007

last visited: 9/17/2007

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Weather StationsTaylor Farm Park Weather Station

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This station is located in Tabor Farm Park in Paulding County (Dallas, Georgia)

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman

location: Georgia

date approved: 4/8/2008

last visited: 11/3/2011

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