The Race Rocks Weather Station

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October, 2005 Chinyere and Juan Carlos inspect the Davis Weather Instrument that we have installed at Race Rocks for real-time monitoring and archiving of meteorological events.

 

Several individuals and groups have helped us in implementing this weather station. In particular we must mention the anonymous gifting to Race Rocks of two G4 Computers from our friend Julia from Boston. The weather instrument console originally interfaced with one of these computers and regularly transmitted the data by FTP to the Telus internet server.  Now a computer supplied by Pearson College transmits this data to a different server used by this website.
Thanks also to Mike Slater for an excellent job of installing the mast and the conduit for the instrument, and for the remote help in keeping the software running through our internet connection.

Funding of the weather instrument and installation work has been provided from a fund committed by The B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines to assist in the upgrading of Internet services from the Island and to up-date monitoring of the environmental factors as part of the Pearson College, ENCANA, Clean Current Demonstration Tidal Power Project.

You may be able to find a Davis Weather Instrument in your neighbourhood too ! Imagine my surprize in April 2007 when I came across this Davis Weather Instrument operating behind the Bayon Temple at the Angkor Wat World Heritage Site in Cambodia.