Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Moving more instruments

The Big Simpson Move is nearly complete. Last week the temperamental balloon system survived the relocation and yesterday it was followed by the Cloudbase monitor and new weather logger.

The new science room takes shape

Cloudbase is an upward pointing laser that determines cloud height by measuring back-scatter, giving us a graphical display of the sky above the station. This tool is essential for aircraft weather reports, as pilots need detailed observations every hour while in flight. Moving it was a complex job involving cranes, cherry-pickers and a gang of people to run the complex cable routing. I was a little concerned the extra cable length would be too long for the transmitter, but it fired up straight away.


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