First Mesonet Weather Tower on a SUNY Campus Installed at Cobleskill

from the Daily Star on 1/28/16 by Jessica Reynolds – “Officials spearheading an innovative weather detection program say they have installed more than 20 monitoring towers across New York, with about a half-dozen in the four-county area and another activated at SUNY Cobleskill on Monday.

Each solar-powered station consists of a 33-foot tower centered within a 33-foot by 33-foot plot of land, Brotzge said. Towers measure temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, precipitation, pressure, radiation and soil information. Several sites will provide additional atmospheric data and snow depth information. …”

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