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Emergency Weather Net - Canada
STATUS
Active, Collecting Data Every 30 Min
AVAILABILITY
Data is shared among, but limited to, the data providers.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Contact Prof. Roland Stull UBC rstull@eos.ubc.ca
Surface In-Situ Networks
A supernetwork of existing mesonetworks of surface weather stations in western Canada, to aid emergency-response agencies. The data is collected in a MySQL data base, and served via a password-protected web page.
CONTACT
George Hicks II
Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Dept. of Earth & Ocean Sciences, UBC 6339 Stores Rd. Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
604-822-4760
ghicks@eos.ubc.ca
http://emwxnet.eos.ubc.ca/
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameEmWxNet
CollectiveN/A
Facility Typedata base of networks of surface weather stations
PurposeEmergency response
Locationwestern Canada
Number of Stations839 in Brit. Columbia & W. Alberta, 2700 total.
Map of Stationsavailable upon request
CategoryN/A
Parameters (Most)temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed & direction, precipitation, sunshine
Paramters (Limited)stream flow in rivers, air pollutant concentration
Archiveyes, for full period of record
Period of Recordyear 2000 to present
Temporal Resolutionabout every 30 min, but most stns every 1 hr
Data Seasonroughly on the hour
Data Availabilitynear-real time for the raw data
Other Purposesresearch, education
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
A unified "super" data base collecting real-time data from the following data providers: Environment Canada BC Ministry of Environment BC Ministry of Forests BC Ministry of Transportation BC Hydro Greater Vancouver Regional District University of British Columbia CN Rail CP Rail Westshore Terminals BGC Engineering University of Victoria NCEP
REMARKS
Emergency Weather Net Canada exists to provide planners, emergency managers, and disaster relief efforts with timely and comprehensive local weather information. This real-time weather information system was made possible by funding from Emergency Preparedness Canada. It is operated and maintained by the Geophysical Disaster Computational Fluid Dynamics Centre at the University of British Columbia.
UPDATED ON
28 Sep 2009 08:33