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|Description of the wireless Davis
with fan running on solar energy 24 hours daily.
Located 17 meters above mean sea level, this automatic station became
operational on January 1 2012 and is
positioned centrally in Kampenhout, a Belgian
village with around 10.000 habitants but still having a rural character. The
station is attached on a pole with its temperature sensor at 1,5 meter
height and a ventilation system tries to prevent as much as possible the
potentially green house effect of the garden. The station stands in a
terrain with short cut grass and on its SW side some houses and rows/bushes
of high trees are at a distance of 30 to 50 meters. These trees have a
height of over 15 meter resulting in very long shadows reaching the stations
position during the afternoon of the winter season. Most of the nearby trees
were cut during 2018, the last one in 2020, leaving the ones left 100m from
the stations location. On its NE side there is an open field with the
closest buildings over 500 meters away. Till January 12 2012 the wind meter
was attached to the station (picture on left), but was afterwards moved on
top of a construction of around 8 meters height (picture on right). However, when the wind blows from the SSW
to WNW, it still weakens in force due to the high trees in that direction.
Closest official recording station is Brussels Airport with their sensors 5,5 km away from this stations sensors.