Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
The station monitors several meteorological variables including:
- Temperature (°C) measured in a shielded enclosure
- Dew point temperature (°C) measured by a humidity sensor
- Barometric pressure (mb) measured by a barometer
- Wind speed (km/h) and direction measured by an anemometer
- Precipitation accumulation (mm) measured by a tipping bucket rain gauge
- Solar radiation (W/m2) measured by a solar pyranometer
The station is equipped with a heater that melts snow to measure its water equivalent in millimetres.
The measured data is also used to calculate relative humidity (%), a heat index (°C), and the altitude of the cloud base (m).
The weather station is located in downtown Winnipeg, at the University of Winnipeg main campus on Portage Ave. It is installed on the roof of Lockhart Hall which is a seven storey building. The surface on which the weather station stands is composed of black/brown industrial asphalt shingles. The station is relatively unobstructed by nearby buildings and is fully exposed to the elements. The height of the anemometer is approximately 2 m from the roof surface, and the height of the sensor enclosure is approximately 1.5 m from the roof surface.
Click here for a panoramic picture of the station location.
Click here for the weather station poster.
Weather station funded by: The University of Winnipeg President's Innovative Projects Fund and the Department of Geography