Make and Model
of Weather Station: Davis Vantage Pro 2.
Date first online:
July 24th, 2007
location of anemometer and sensors:
14 feet above ground in and open field, clear of
obstacles that would cause invalid data.
Location of Station:
Between Freeport and
Oyster Creek at the Air Liquide ASU plant
made software for the RISC CPU
OS and PC info:
Instead of a PC,
it is using a ARM9 RISC CPU. 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.
with a 2-8 mm lens pointed toward the Texas Monument. That's almost
south from the ASU plant. Camera is located on top of a column that
is about 120 foot tall.