Item: Bc ministry of transportation and highways remote weather station system overview
Title: Bc ministry of transportation and highways remote weather station system overview
Proceedings: 1988 International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, October 12-15
Authors: J. Bay
Abstract: The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Highways Snow Avalanche Section currently maintains a province-wide network of 22 remote weather stations. The majority of the stations have been installed since 1984 and incorporate 'state of the art' components and software. In anyone avalanche hazard area the weather station system may consist of a series of stations. Each station contains a number of environmental sensors connected to a micrologger which manipulates, stores, and then transmits the sensor data via a radio link to a local base station. A mini computer, located in Burnaby, collects the data from all stations province-wide and then transmits the same to the mainframe computer in Victoria. The data is then archived and available for analysis and reporting.
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Keywords: avalanche, weather stations, hazard, computer
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