We have photos of two more surface climate observing sites courtesy of Paolo Mezzasalma of ARPA Servizio IdroMeteorologico in Bologna-Italy. His transmittal e-mail is reproduced below. Everyone – if you have photos, please keep sending them in!
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:17:21 +0200
Subject: Photographs of two GHCN stations
I’m sending you a few photos of two stations included in the NCDC’s GHCN list.
The first station is Mahe International Airport – Seychelles (138 63980 inthe GHCN file), in the western Indian Ocean.
1. Photo #1: aerial by Google Maps (the black ellipse is the station location)
2. Photo #2 (514) the station in the far distance
3. Photo #3 (517): zooming in the station (the Stevenson Screen is visible on the left)
Photo 514 and 517 were taken by me on 20110727
In the GHCN list, data from station 138-63980 starts in the XIX century. I’m quite sure they were recording met observations at the Seychelles capital city of Victoria (a few km to the north). In 1949 I think that observations started also at the airport with a WMO codex of 63980
The second station is from Italy: Capo Palinuro (623-16310 in the GHCN list)
4. Photo #1 Capo Palinuro from Google Maps