|About the Data Collection Station
NWS ID: SECA2
This weather station was designed by Micro Specialties Inc., and measures wind speed and direction, temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure and solar radiation. The station reports every 10 minutes via a satellite link, and the data is then made available on the web. The station was purchased by PWS Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council and installed with the help of the PWS Science Center, the US Coast Guard and the Cape Saint Elias Lightkeepers’ Association.
The data collection station at Cape St. Elias consists of basic data collector, sensor package and satellite communication package, all mounted on a twenty foot stainless steel tripod. The site is powered by a 12 volt battery pack which is charged by a single 30 watt solar panel. The station produces 10 minute wind sumaries and hourly summaries which are passed by satellite to MSI's data center in Wasilla, Alaska. There, data is processed for web display, archived and automatically delivered to the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) and the National Weather Service.
Station's global coordinates: 59 47.896N, 144 35.996W
|Date/Time||Alaska Standard Time (AST)||End of sample period|
|Wind Speed||Knots||10 Minute, Vector Average|
|Wind Gust Speed||Knots||10 Minute, Peak 10 Second Gust|
|Wind Direction||Degrees North||10 Minute, Vector Average|
|Air Temperature||Degrees Farenheit||Hourly Sample|
|Relative Humidity||Percent||Hourly Sample|
|Barometric Pressure||Millibars||Hourly Sample|
|Solar Radiation||Watts Per Square Meter||Hourly Average|