The Luke Howard Weather Station
As part of the 250th anniversary celebrations of Luke Howard's birth a weather station was installed at the Lordship Rec Eco Hub in Tottenham. The Luke Howard weather station will record information on the weather on a daily basis – just as Luke Howard, the Father of Meteorology and Urban Climate Studies, did 200 years ago from his home on Tottenham Green.
The Luke Howard weather station is a Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus Wireless Weather Station 6163UK (includes UV & Solar Radiation Sensors, 24-Hr Fan-Aspirated Radiation Shield)
With the “weather link live” to transmit the data form the station and we can also display data from other Davis weather. The set up also has an air quality monitor.
The weather station measures air temperature, atmospheric pressure, rainfall and humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction - and indicates the phases of the moon, as well as sunrise and sunset times.
The equipment is on the roof, broadcasting information to the screen inside the Hub.
A CO2 monitor and a fish-eye lens to view the sky above the building will be added to the station with a link to the energy levels being generated by rooftop solar panels.
The weather station is one of a network of thousands of amateur weather stations across the UK, whose daily information is collated and viewable on the internet. The Met Office run their own dedicated specialist stations which they rely on for their own weather monitoring, reporting and forecasting.
The key aim is to raise public awareness about our climate. We need to monitor how it is changing and heating up due to modern industrial processes:
This has caused climate heating and created a global emergency in which humanity faces its most important ever challenge - we all need to take immediate and effective action to reverse the damage to our climate and environment, create a zero-carbon economy, and a sustainable future. We can all play our part!
If you interested in developing resources to help others understand more about measuring the weather,
please contact Dave at the Friends of Lordship Rec c/o email@example.com