Weather station Castello delle Forme, Marsciano :: About


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About the station:

Location: Castello delle Forme (PG) Airfield, Umbria / Italy
Coordinates: N42.97° E012.37°, elevation 580 ft MSL

Still image of weather station

Weather station: wired Europe Supplies WS-2300, in modified IP65 DIN Rail housing
Webcam 1: Logitech QuickCam E 3500, in modified IP44 flood light housing, facing NNW
Computer: Asus WL-500gP, with external directional antenna
Total power consumption: ~8 Watts - about ½ of a medium energy saving light bulb

Webcam 2: Modified Canon PowerShot A200, in DIY IP56 housing, facing NNE
Computer: wired TP-Link TL-MR3020, in IP54 housing
Total power consumption: ~5 Watts

Data acquisition: OpenWRT Backfire, slightly modified open2300 / gphoto2
Data transmission: several ash shell scripts
Weather server (this website): LAMP Server, receiver and display software in PHP
Layout based on the free Blue Bliss template by bryant smith.
Weather symbols borrowed from XFCE 4.2 weather pluginBob Schlärmann, GPL License).
Website icons borrowed from The Gnome Project (version 2.22, GPL license)

External data:
7 day forecast, and forecast weather symbols © AccuWeatherGLOBAL, Inc.
LIRZ METAR weather conditions retrieved by NOAA ADDS, translation ©

Check the station`s history here (text file)

Weathermaster: H.P. Stroebel

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