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Weather Station Installed at Heriot-Watt University

Today the weather station installed on the roof of Heriot-Watt University has been tested for the first time.

Solar irradiance and air temperature have been measured from 6:00 am to 12:35 pm. In this special day, between 8:30am and 10:45am, there was an almost full solar eclipse (>90%) which has been recorded also from our weather station (see graphs below).

In the future the weather station will provide real time data of temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, solar irradiance and rainfall. We also plan to save all this data in order to create an archive that would be accessible for research purpose.