WMO03346, Emley Moor

Posted: September 5, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation


Image Google aerial / planning document overlay.

WMO03346, Emley Moor

53 36 42N 01 40 01W
Altitude 267 metres

Estimated Class 2 marginal 3 hardstanding and buildings 10%, limit 10% for Class 2 but may fail Class 5 on shadows from local radio mast and/or over concrete television mast.

UHI, local roadways, covered reservoir, reservoir embankment, more distant television and other transmitter plant, distance, none.

Elevated site with tall mast, water reservoir.


Concrete tower shadow.

This will move across the ground fast with brief effect, probably immaterial but there, obvious, so mentioned.

Won’t be (or shouldn’t be) a climatic station.

Forgot to mention, Google Street view can look in the site entrance.

Not the neatest of overlays, is my time and effort. Can be redone if needed. Photos and plans rarely overlay accurately, lens etc. distortion, plans and ground reality differ, that lovely old phrase from title deeds “or thereabouts”.

  1. Caz says:

    It’s a new station Tim. Planning wasan’t passed until June 2010 the station is sited on this rectangular patch of grass that runs SW to NE


    Here’s a plan of the equipment location. The Steven Screen is located towards the North East side of the rectangle


    Link to all the Planning Documents


  2. tchannon says:

    Well done again.
    Updated post slightly, difficult call.

  3. Caz says:

    I think you have a “first” on this one Tim. As far as I can see no one has correctly identified this site before . Probably a first on couple of others too, so far.

    But why does it have to be so difficult to find Met stations, let alone classify them?

  4. tchannon says:

    Not difficult now that good co-ords are provided.