Urban Meteorological Station


Urban Weather Station
(AITeCH project)

Urban Weather Station is operating in the old town, within the complex of the Ospedale dello Spirito Santo immediately adjacent door Rudiae in Lecce (40 ° 21' 3''N - 18 ° 9 '44''E). The weather station consists of an instrumented mast (2.3m) placed on the roof of the building (total height from the road, 14.2m).
In total, the measurement station is composed by:

A two-dimensional sonic anemometer (WindSonic) to measure the wind field on the instrumented mast.
Unlike electro-mechanical anemometers this type of instrument does not have blind spots in detection of the direction and speed
does not have a threshold below which the measures become unreliable.
The absence of moving parts eliminates the need to calibrate the airspeed indicator on the field and makes it ideal for long-term

A slow thermo hygrometer (CS215, Campbell Scientific) to measure the temperature and relative humidity,
a radiometer (Micros TRADNT V) for the measurement of net radiation.

A rain gauge ARG100. The measurement system is a tipping bucket (contact closure). The diameter of the catchment is 254 mm. The resolution is 0.2 mm

All sensors are interfaced to a datalogger (CR200, Campbell Scientific) for storage of data continuously.
The datalogger is connected to a mini PC that allows you to have a remote control and weather station with a GSM system to transfer data
to our central server to ISAC-CNR and are available on this website address: