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McMaster Weather Station (MUWS)

McMaster Weather Station is operated by the Hydrometeorology and Climatology Lab in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is being supervised by Dr. Altaf Arain, associate professor in the School. The primary purpose of this weather station is to support undergraduate and graduate teaching and serve campus and surrounding community in west Hamilton. The station was established in October 2007 and a number of meteorological variables are being measured. Those using data are encouraged to check sensor details.

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Station location:

  • McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1, Canada.
  • Latitude: 43°15'  42.93" N
  • Longitude: 79°  55'  11.86" W
  • Ground elevation: 90 m above sea level
  • Roof surface elevation: 114 m above sea level

Sensor heights:

  • Wind sensor at 7m above the roof surface
  • Radiation sensor at 2m above the roof surface
  • Temperature and humidity sensors at 2 m above the roof surface
  • Barometer at 1.5 m above the roof surface
  • Rain gauge at 1 m above the roof surface

Note: A large open space free of surrounding obstacles was not available at McMaster University campus to install this weather station. General Science Building roof top was the most appropriate location, available.