Make and Model
of Weather Station: Davis Vantage Pro 2.
Date first online:
Nov 29 2007
location of anemometer and sensors:
40 feet above ground on a
small radio tower, clear of
obstacles that would cause invalid data.
Location of Station:
Geismar LA Facility
made software for the RISC CPU
OS and PC info:
Instead of a PC,
it is using a ARM9 RISC CPU by Moxa. This makes this site more dependable
then using Windows and better for an industrial application. This
box also takes about 1.5% of the power of a PC, the Moxa draws only
4.5 watts. Less heat and less
power means less operating cost. A PC running 24 hours at 300 watts is about $35
per month added to your electric bill based on power depending on
where you live. My nick name for this box is
"MyWxBox" is made
by Moxa with special firmware pre-loaded and available
from Ambient Weather.