OceanView Weather - Instrument and Website Setup
HardwareThe weather station is an Davis Vantage Pro 2 (Plus) with the instruments located in Ocean View in South East Queensland, and they are approximately 410m (1,345 feet) above mean sea level. The receiver is connected to a local serer, which then uploads the data from the weather station software into a SQL Server database hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) every two minutes and five minutes. Two minute data is stored for one day, however five minute readings are kept for historical reporting and are automatically imported to the main database every hour.
The Webcam, JMA Satellite Receiver and the lightning detector are all connected to the local server and uploaded to AWS. Periodical data imports from various extenal websites, including GFS data, are also carried out on the AWS servers for the compilation of weather forecats and weather charts.
The local server, plus network gadgets, are powered through their own battery backup UPS. A generator is also available to supply power to all of the servers and network equipment in the event of an extended power failure caused by storms or other extreme weather events.
DataThe first data recordings in the five minute historical database occurred on the 9th February 2007 and the database currently contains 252,571 individual weather recordings. Lightning detection commenced 1st November 2008, however this data is not stored in the database.
Hardware / GadgetsA mixture of hardware is used to make OceanView Weather and this hardware uses the software below to extract and present the data. Please visit their website for product details and copyright / legal information.
OceanView Weather is almost totally automated and makes use of the following software to collect local data, plus download data from various sources on the Internet. Please visit their website for product details and copyright / legal information.