Weather Station Maintenance
The LGfL weather station network is the densest online network in the world. It offers over 90 weather stations all connected together into the LGfL network with a centralised database of weather recording data dating back to the first weather stations installed in 2006.
To ensure that that data recorded is accurate it is necessary to maintain the weather stations on a regular basis. A number of factors can affect the quality of the data, such as replacing internal batteries, ensuring the rain gauge is not blocked by debris and that the local IT network the weather stations plug into on site is not changed causing the weather stations to go offline. In the summer of 2012 LGfL undertook a comprehensive maintenance programme for all LGfL owned weather stations in London. This programme is ongoing.
The videos on this page summarise some of the maintenance issues associated with running the densest online network of weather stations in the world.
|Calibrating the rain gauge
||Radiation shield and battery
|Location Part 1
||Location Part 2