Installation of 5 Automatic Weather Stations in Botswana with Satellite Communication
University of Hamburg Date: 2015
Based on our excellent service and knowledge we have rendered to the Botswana Meteorological Department as well as University of Hamburg, CTS was able to secure the 2nd Phase of the manufacture, supply and installation of automatic weather stations in Botswana.
The stations supplied to make use of satellite communication due to the extreme remoteness of the sites, these were:
- Mababe (Savuti Marsh)
- Tubu (Okavango)
- Baines Drift (Eastern Botswana)
- Xade (Central Kalahari Game Park)
- Ngwaltle (Western Botswana)
These stations are not located at any Meteorological Department property, thus fences had to be erected for protection against animals.
Station design is based on our well proven tripod mast with all relevant sensors and a CR1000 logger as the processing unit. Data is transmitted at fixed timeslots allocated by EUMETSAT (Germany) on an hourly basis. Satellite transmission is based on a fire and forget principle, thus no remote maintenance can be done.
Weather data can be found at: http://www.sasscalweathernet.org .