WMO03134, Glasgow Bishopton

Posted: September 1, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03134, Glasgow Bishopton

55 54 24N 04 31 57W
Altitude 59 metres

Estimated Class 3, possibly degraded to Class 5 by projected shadow from unmaintained hedge. Fails Class 2 on 12% hardstanding within 30 metres, limit 10%

Close road and unkempt hedges. To the east is believed to be an underground water reservoir with the surface above the general lay of land. Close agriculture seems to be livestock, meadows.

UHI, indeterminate local (reservoir), fairly major population centres. Centre Glasgow 18km, Grenock 16km, Dunbarton 5km

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Roughly speaking South is to the right and that is probably a scrub Hawthorne hedge, is going to cast a shadow. Obstruction also compromises free radation under clear sky, ought to be clear in all directions.

The presence of a large equipment cabinet and presumably concrete base for the wind mast is poor.

Note, the following discussion about the met site paving is not specific to this site and should be taken generally, not particular criticism here.

On the ground are those weathered concrete paving slabs including right up to the screen. More on this at Heathrow were a clearer detail view exists.

You can also so the raised reservoir top. Object to the left is probably a WWII pill box, suggesting the reservoir is pre-war. (there is also a huge explosives factory not far away, dating back to Napoleonic times)

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This Goggle image is at a different time of day, I guess early afternoon yet already a shadow is close to the screen. (yellow pin)

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This gives a better view of the paving slabs. Strip is vehicle access to reservoir.

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