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Tower Instrumentation

Tall Met-Masts used in Perdigao during the observational period is described below:

The 52 meteorological towers, apart from the sequential numbering:

 1 to 16: North-west transect

  • 17 to 31: South-east transect

  • 32 to 39: South West ridge

  • 40 to 46: North-east ridge

  • 47 to 53: valley

  • 54 & 55: extreme (outside the central region)

 As of 1 May 2017, the start of the IOP, 81% of the towers are operational and transmitting data. The progress can be tracked on the Tower Status Update spreadsheet. The typical layout of the tower instruments and communications system is shown in Figure below.

For a complete listing of the towers visit http://windsp.fe.up.pt/experiments/3/stations

 

Figure. Example of generic sensor, datalogger and communications system locations on a typical instrumented meteorological tower. The sensor suite and sensor height (including multiple levels on tall towers) is not shown in detail here.