Western Channel Observatory

NERC National Capability of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Marine Biological Association


Meteorological station data

The PML meteorological station, situated on the south-west corner of the building roof, consists of a Hygroclip S3 temperature and humidity sensor housed in a radiation shield, a Mierij Meteo solid state wind sensor (MMW-005), a Chelsea instruments half-hemisphere PAR sensor, a Li-Cor pyranometer (LI-200SZ) and an Omni Instruments 6" tipping bucket raingauge (RG200). The data are logged every 5 minutes using a Pace Scientific XR5 data logger. The real-time rainfall data is likely in error - the correct values will be displayed after a time lag of approximately 24 hours. The meteorological station is sheltered from winds in the north-east and underestimates winds from this quarter. To use these data please contact Dr Tim Smyth.

Summary of the data


No data avaliable for 14/09/18

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About Us

The WCO is a partnership between the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the Marine Biological Association.

How are we funded?

The core work of the WCO is funded as part of the UK Natural Environmental Research Council's National Capability.

Contact Information

For more details about the WCO please contact:

Dr Tim Smyth
Western Channel Observatory
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place
email: tjsm@pml.ac.uk