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Stephenson screen - plan?



 
 
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Old February 24th 06, 05:21 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
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Dear All,

I am collaborating with a health research group in Niger, west Africa
who want to install climate stations at over 40 sites. Their budget
is limited and would appreciate a copy of a plan to construct
Stephenson Screens locally. I have looked on the Internet for such
information so far with no success and I cannot find my copy of the
Observers Handbook in case it has such a plan. If anyone can help it
would be much appreciated.

In addition if anyone has experience and tips on running a screen and
instruments in a hot dry dusty to hot wet humid (dry season/wet
season) environment please get in touch. The observers are not
meteorologists - so any thoughts or exeriences there might be useful
too.

Please reply to the group or if you prefer e-mail me
A.P.Morse AT liv.ac.uk


Thanks and Best Wishes,

Andy

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Old February 24th 06, 05:54 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
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"Andy Morse" wrote in message
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Dear All,

I am collaborating with a health research group in Niger, west Africa
who want to install climate stations at over 40 sites. Their budget
is limited and would appreciate a copy of a plan to construct
Stephenson Screens locally. I have looked on the Internet for such
information so far with no success


.... unfortunately you have used the wrong name: it's STEVENSON screen.
Put that phrase into a search engine (I've just checked in Google) and
you will come up with plenty of entries ... here is just one:

http://home.surewest.net/twitham/wx200d/data/shade.html

Martin.



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Old February 24th 06, 06:20 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
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"Martin Rowley" wrote in
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.... this might also be of interest, though I'm not sure how it would
stand up to the conditions you are planning to deploy them in.

http://weather.overflow.net.au/station/stevenson.html

Martin.


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Old February 24th 06, 07:02 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
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.... and if you don't manage to find one on the web, please contact me -
I have a copy of the construction plans (last published in, I think,
1938) which my father-in-law used to construct one for me in 1993 - I
can let you have a photocopy.

Stephen

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Old February 24th 06, 09:21 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
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Andy Morse wrote:

I am collaborating with a health research group in Niger, west Africa
who want to install climate stations at over 40 sites. Their budget
is limited and would appreciate a copy of a plan to construct
Stephenson Screens locally. I have looked on the Internet for such
information so far with no success and I cannot find my copy of the
Observers Handbook in case it has such a plan. If anyone can help it
would be much appreciated.

In addition if anyone has experience and tips on running a screen and
instruments in a hot dry dusty to hot wet humid (dry season/wet
season) environment please get in touch. The observers are not
meteorologists - so any thoughts or exeriences there might be useful
too.


What's the full list of instruments involved?

There's a few tricks I've learned from living in the inland tropics,
such as adding a thymol crystal to the wet bulb reservoir, but I'd
also wonder if *Stevenson* screens and traditional instruments are the
way to go.

Unless you're looking to train met observers and cabinet makers, any
of the modern automatic weather stations can provide a full range of
observations of acceptable accuracy (but not necessarily to met bureau
standards) for what is probably a lot less than the cost of a screen
(even where labour is cheap). And a lot less upkeep.

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Old March 2nd 06, 11:18 AM posted to uk.sci.weather
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Dear All,

Firstly, thanks for the helpful replies and secondly, apologies for
the misspelling of Stevenson.

On the use of more modern equipment e.g. small self contained loggers
of T and RH is something I have thought about but am still unsure how
this would work operationally in the context faced by my partners in
Niger.

I would still welcome any further comments on operating traditional
screen instruments e.g. T dry and T wet and max. and min.
thermometers in a tropical context.

Best Wishes,

Andy

On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 18:21:29 +0000, Andy Morse
wrote:

Dear All,

I am collaborating with a health research group in Niger, west Africa
who want to install climate stations at over 40 sites. Their budget
is limited and would appreciate a copy of a plan to construct
Stephenson Screens locally. I have looked on the Internet for such
information so far with no success and I cannot find my copy of the
Observers Handbook in case it has such a plan. If anyone can help it
would be much appreciated.

In addition if anyone has experience and tips on running a screen and
instruments in a hot dry dusty to hot wet humid (dry season/wet
season) environment please get in touch. The observers are not
meteorologists - so any thoughts or exeriences there might be useful
too.

Please reply to the group or if you prefer e-mail me
A.P.Morse AT liv.ac.uk


Thanks and Best Wishes,

Andy

Andy Morse
University of Liverpool

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and should not be taken as formal comment or advice
from the University of Liverpool

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Andy Morse
University of Liverpool

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