Weather Station Maintenance Personnel

Upkeep of the station is fairly minimal.

Once a day,

it is advisable to:

Once a week,

it is necessary to:

Once a month,

it is necessary to:

The sensors on their mast

  • Clean the humidity sensor and remove obstructions from the screen surrounding it.
  • Clean the dome on the sunshine sensor.

These acts can be easily done after lowering the mast. This is done by loosening the two scaffolding screws as shown.

Once a year,

it is necessary to send the Cimel for calibration. This is organised in liaison with the Field Spectroscopy Facility in Edinburgh, who manage the instrument. Do not send it in July/August as the Spanish team are on holiday and it won't be returned until September/October.

Once every few years,

it is necessary to send the UV meter for calibration.