30th May 2012
Lambeth Meters is a trading name for Richard Baker – A Commercial Property Agent, Facilities Manager, Energy Efficiency Consultant and Energy Meter Specialist.
This website is principally to present the data from our Skye Instruments MiniMet Weather Station at Blue Star House in Brixton, London. The station comprises of:
Skye SKS 1110 Pyranometer measuring sunlight in Watts per metre
Vector A100R Anemometer measuring wind speed in metres per second
Vector W200P/D1 Wind Vane measuring wind direction
EML ARG100/Std Rain Gauge measuring rainfall in 0.2 mm increments
Skye SKPS 820/1 Air Pressure Sensor measuring weight of air in mbar
Skye SKH 2070 Combined Relative Humidity and Temperature Probe
The Pyranometer and wind instruments are mounted at the top of a 4 metre tall mast on the roof of Blue Star House. The Air Pressure sensor is positioned lower on the mast at a height calculated as 49 metres above mean sea level. The rain gauge is also on the roof. The humidity and temperature probe is 30 metres below fixed to the Northwest side of the building about 6 metres above ground. The location is Latitude 51.4647 Longitude -0.1153 – Blue Star House is at the junction of Stockwell Road and Bellefields Road, London SW9 9SP England.
We take lots of photographs of the spectacular view of London; many of these are available via the website. We have a small Logitec laptop webcam stuck to the window of the lift machine room looking northeast and we upload images regularly. We hope to raise some funds to buy a more appropriate camera to do justice to the view and stream images to the web.
We have had help from:
Lancedrum Ltd the Landlord of Blue Star House – Supplying the space
David Webster Ltd Lighting company who sponsor our web connection
Lambeth Borough Council part funded the cost of the equipment