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 Post subject: solar radiation and lightening detector
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:58 am 
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Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:09 pm
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Location: Ireland
Weather Station: Smart Weather 2080
Operating System: Win XP
Good Morning

Is there something I can get to check the solar radiation and what about a lightening detector. We have lots of lightening in Wexford this time of the year

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 Post subject: Re: solar radiation and lightening detector
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:05 pm 
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Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:52 am
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Location: Crafers, South Australia
Weather Station: Fine Offset WH1091
Operating System: Windows XP
Have a look at this site: http://users.adam.com.au/blstoneadsl/Nexstorm/index.htm

He has set up a lightning detector that covers my area, all details are on his web site. Its really good to watch lightning storms approach on here, but I think it was a fairly big inventment for him.

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 Post subject: Re: solar radiation and lightening detector
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:09 pm 
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Location: Ireland
Weather Station: Smart Weather 2080
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Thanks Hills

Looks a bit expensive alright, I think I will stick to looking for something for the solar radiation, any ideas on that.

John


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 Post subject: Re: solar radiation and lightening detector
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:32 am 
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Location: Crafers, South Australia
Weather Station: Fine Offset WH1091
Operating System: Windows XP
Well yes actually ;)

Another mate of mine is installing a new weather station with all sorts of addons like solar radiation, ground moisture. evaporation as well as all of the usual stuff. He has been documenting his install here: http://huddoshome.com/ Unfortunatley his wether data pages are offline while he installs it but he has shown me the solar radiation graphs. They also display how long he can stay out in the sun before burning based on his skin type.

But unfortunately again he's invested quite a bit on this too.

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 Post subject: Re: solar radiation and lightening detector
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:30 pm 
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Location: Cabimas, Zulia, Venezuela
Weather Station: WX-200 / WS-2310
Operating System: Win XP Professional
JhonDon:

I hope this links will be useful for you:

World Wide Lightning Location Network
http://webflash.ess.washington.edu/

Extreme Weather Prognoses
http://www.ewp.se/trackers.php

SonotaCo Lightning and Sprite
http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA034934/Lightning/

StrikeStar Network (USA & Canada)
http://www.strikestarus.com/

StrikeStar Network (UK)
http://www.meteorologica.info/StrikeStar/

WXForum.net
http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?board=55.0

Virtual Meteorology Center (Venezuela)
http://www.cvm.org.ve

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 Post subject: Re: solar radiation and lightening detector
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:51 pm 
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Posts: 212
Location: Maghull, nr Liverpool, UK
Weather Station: MyDEL WX2008 Mk2 Fine Offset
Operating System: XP and W7
hi guys.

found this page

http://members.home.nl/fkooiman/lightning/index.htm#0

details of detector and hardware construction

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 Post subject: Re: solar radiation and lightening detector
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:15 pm 
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Posts: 1859
Location: Devon UK
Weather Station: FO WH1081PC (Maplin)
Operating System: OS X, Linux Mint, Win7 & XP
A lightning detector is one thing I'm thinking of adding in my 1-wire experiments but I'm looking at simpler thing first such as temperature (all in one TO92 case). I'm currently downloading the software development environment.

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Sorry, no banner - weather station out of action. Hoping to be up and running with a new home-made one soon.


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