The Wacky World of Weather Stations: A Compliant Site

I have been asked to show what a compliant site looks like, so in a short break from the usual fare here is Robe Airfield in South Australia.

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station:  Robe Airfield 26105

Opened: 2003

Daily Temperature data from: 2003

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at:  —

Location: Co-ordinates  -37.1776  139.8054

Robe air map

About 250km south-east of Adelaide

2019 satellite image:

Robe air aerial

The screen is the white dot in the red ellipse.

2017 BOM Site Map:

Robe air plan

Road view:

Robe air street

This is a well sited station: flat, open, no obstructions, mown, representative of the surrounding vegetation, apparently well maintained- and no incinerators!  Many Australian weather stations are at country airports like this, and *most* are compliant.  However, later this week I will feature two airports that are much less compliant.

In my next post I will feature a well-known Acorn station that is *apparently* compliant and well maintained but on closer inspection fails miserably.

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4 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: A Compliant Site”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Thanks for posting this one Ken. It gives us a good basis of comparison.
    I went & looked at the Murray Bridge Airport and the Port Lincoln BOM weather stations yesterday. ( I posted comments about them. ) Both of them seem compliant as well.

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    PS : But I now wonder, how much ‘Global Warming” is showing up at Robe on the thermometer ?

  3. Graeme No.3 Says:

    Nice to see that they got one site right. Must be a consciencious local contractor.

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