The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 91- Greenbank (Defence) (Qld)

Please refer back to my first post for site specifications.

Station: Greenbank (Defence) 140009

Opened: 2018

Daily Temperature data from: 2018

Data used to adjust Acorn sites at: —

Location:   Co-ordinates   -27.6932 152.9935

Greenbank map

About 25km south of Brisbane CBD.

BOM site plan 2018:

Greenbank plan2018

2019 Google satellite image:

Greenbank aerial

Where is the station?  I’ve looked all around the area in Google Maps but it’s so well camouflaged I can’t find it.  If you can, let me know.

However, it is plainly obvious that this brand new station was not compliant from the start, and then has been subject to massive change, as this wider Google satellite view shows:

Greenbank wider

It was originally in a clearing in the bush.  In the past year the ADF has developed this base into what appears to be a driver training course with bitumen roads everywhere.  The screen is somewhere there- perhaps a mobile screen.  Who knows?

This station is non-compliant, with temperatures reported at Latest Weather Observations but not used to adjust data at Acorn sites.


Percentage of all sites not compliant: 12.57%

(That means at least one in eight BOM stations does not comply with specifications- and counting.)

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2 Responses to “The Wacky World of Weather Stations: No. 91- Greenbank (Defence) (Qld)”

  1. Bill in Oz Says:

    Ken, it’s obvious ! The Army, for reasons of security, has camouflaged the BOM weather station site. 🙂

    Or maybe some army recruits have souvenered & hidden it and BOM doesn’t yet know because it was hidden so well !

    But clearly No longer a real BOM site !

  2. Bill in Oz Says:

    I’ve been thinking some about this BOM site. Clearly it’s MBSIA ! -‘Missing But Still In Action. It’s gone rogue ! Now that’s a first for the BOM !


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