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City of Dallas, TX ALERT Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
Surface In-Situ Networks
ALERT is an acronym for Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time, which is a method of using remote sensors in the field to transmit environmental data to a central computer in real time. The National Weather Service developed this standard in the 1970's and has been used by the National Weather Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, numerous state and local agencies, and international organizations. The City of Dallas installed 63 ALERT sensor locations and two base station computers in 1990 with the stormwater automation project.
CONTACT
Don Lawrence
City of Dallas Flood Control District
(214)670-6019
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameTX ALERT Dallas
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationTexas
Number of Stations~50 precipitation, ~60 stream
Map of Stationshttp://www.ci.dallas.tx.us/sts/html/fc.html
Categorymeteorology, hydrology
Parameters (Most)precipitation, streamflow
Paramters (Limited)wind speed, wind direction, wind gust, relative humidity, air temperature, pressure
Archivehttp://www.ci.dallas.tx.us/sts/html/fc.html
Period of Record
Temporal Resolution15 minute
Data Season
Data Availability10 minutes
Other Purposes
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableNo
UPDATED ON
5 Oct 2009 12:54