Archive for August, 2012

WMO03105, Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland

Posted: August 31, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03105, Islay, Port Ellen, Scotland

55 40 53N 06 14 59W
Altitude 17 metres

Estimated Class 3, fails Class 2 on 17.6% of 30m – 10m annulus, limit 5%. Perhaps I have been unfair on the perimeter road area but 5% is much smaller.

UHI, local runways otherwise none.

I was surprised at this result after a first glance, devil in the detail. In reality this is coastal, windy so UHI is not likely to normally be significant.

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WMO03100, Tiree, Scotland

Posted: August 31, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03100, Tiree, Scotland

56 30 00N 06 52 58W
(56.50001018774803,-6.880803487104119)

Altitude 9 metres

Estimate Class 1. [ Suspect enclosure hardstanding, see Llanbedr article although may be different, TBD ]

UHI, none. Tiny from nearby airstrips, maybe sometimes.

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WMO03923, Jersey Airport, Channel Islands

Posted: August 31, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03923, Jersey Airport, Channel Islands

49 12 35N 02 11 39W
Altitude 84 metres

Estimated Class 3, fails Class 2 on >10% road, perimeter road and building within 30 Metres, limit 10%. (roads come to 11%, didn’t bother measuring building, which is indistinct)

UHI, local airport, otherwise minor, fairly densely populated island off French coast. Perhaps air conditioner and radio transmitter in adjacent building.

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WMO03923, Glenanne, Northern Ireland

Posted: August 31, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03923, Glenanne No.2, Northern Ireland

54 14 13N 06 30 14W
Altitude 161 metres

Provisional estimate Class 3, fails Class 1 on hardstanding (council refuse site) or unstable (gardens, hedges) >10%, limit 10%, Class 2 on high hedges and unusual topography within 30 metres.

UHI, none.

Google Street view is available. As a help, the useful road is to the NW.

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WMO03092, Peterhead Harbour, Scotland

Posted: August 31, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

 

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WMO03092, Peterhead Harbour, Scotland

 

57 30 09N 01 46 27W

Included for completeness.

Estimated Class 5. No criticism please this is a special station, probably historic. Massive environment change circa 1999, see update.

UHI. Yes.

Scottish east coast harbour.

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WMO03091, Dyce, Scotland

Posted: August 31, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03091, Dyce, Scotland (Aberdeen airport)

57 12 18N 02 12 19W
Altitude 65 metres.

Estimated Class 3, fail Class 2 on 17.7% hardstanding and parking within 30 metres, limit 10%

[ enclosure hardstanding to standard pattern, see Llanbedr article, Class 3 or worse ]

UHI, dense airport and near industrial/urban, city of Aberdeen a few miles away, otherwise none. Near Scottish east coast.

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WMO03088, Inverbervie, Scotland

Posted: August 31, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03088, Inverbervie No.2, Scotland

56 51 07N 02 15 57W
Altitude 134 metres

Estimated Class 1.  Class 3.
[Update, I recognose the met enclosure base as being paved to a standard pattern which makes a site at best Class 3, see Llanbedr articles]

UHI, none [local site]. Scottish east coast.

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WMO03080, Arboyne, Scotland

Posted: August 31, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03080, Arboyne No.2, Scotland

57 04 33N 02 50 28W
Altitude 140 metres

Estimate Class 1/2, indeterminate, unstable environment with stored glider trailers and vehicle parking. Probably fine for Class 1, essentially four roads but area seems to meet Class 1 of <=10%

UHI, none.

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WMO03075, Wick Airport

Posted: August 31, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03075, Wick Airport

58 27 14N 03 05 24W
Altitude 38 metres

Estimated Class 3, fails Class 2 on 13.8% hardstanding within 30 metres, limit 10%

UHI, airport, some urban not far, generally open Scottish east coast.

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WMO03072, Cairnwell, Scotland

Posted: August 30, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03072, Cairnwell, Scotland

56 52 45N 03 25 15W
Altitude 928 metres

Extreme mountain station. Aerial image unclear.

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