The following are a few descriptions for the measurements we display on this website. For additional information about our weather measurements please visit the appropriate page on this website and hover your mouse or finger on the item for a tooltip description.
Humidex: The scale describing how hot and humid weather feels to the average person. The humidex combines the temperature and humidity into one number to reflect the perceived temperature. Some people are uncomfortable when the humidex is 30°C and most people are uncomfortable when the humidex is above 40°C or 45°C.
Dew Point: The temperature at which the air, when cooled, becomes saturated and the water vapour in it condenses into water droplets or, if the temperature is cold enough, into ice crystals.
Relative Humidity: The relative humidity is the ratio of water vapour which is actually in the air to the maximum amount of water vapour which could exist in the air at that temperature. The ratio is usually expressed as a percentage.
Wind Chill: Chill that results from a specific combination of wind speed and air temperature. If the wind speed is low enough, the wind chill measurement will be the same as the air temperature measurement.
Campbell Scientific Canada Corp. has installed a weather station at the office which collects meterological data on fifteen-minute intervals. Once the data is collected, it is processed using RTMC Pro, and transferred up to this website. Additional web programming assists in helping us deliver an informative, dynamic and interactive experience for our web visitors.
The following instruments are used for our weather measurements:
- CR1000 Campbell Scientific Datalogger
- NL115 Campbell Scientific Ethernet module for communications
- 05103 RM Young Wind Monitor
- SP LITE Kipp & Zonen Silicone Pyranometer
- 52202 RM Young Heated Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
- 61205V RM Young Barometric Pressure Sensor
For more information about our company and our products, please visit our Company History Page.
This weather station and its website were built and are managed by our Field & Data Services Department. For more information please visit our Field & Data Services Information Page and see if we can provide services to take your measurements to the next level!