NT7546 : Charterhall Met Office Weather Station - Image #1

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Fogorig, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Charterhall Met Office Weather Station - Image #1
Charterhall Met Office Weather Station - Image #1
A view of the weather station compound at Charterhall. Weather data from this site can be viewed here LinkExternal link

Instruments in this compound will also used to record data as part of the Radiological Incident Monitoring Network (RIMNET). The extract below from an archived DEFRA website gives some more information.

'Following the Chernobyl reactor accident in 1986, RIMNET, the nuclear radiation monitoring and nuclear emergency response system, was installed in 1988 to monitor the consequences for the UK of nuclear incidents abroad. Radiation dose rate readings (gamma plus cosmic) from the 91 sites [of which Charterhall is one such site] are collected every hour and checked by a DECC computer in London for any indication of abnormal increase. Any evidence of a nuclear incident of radiological significance for the UK would result in a national alert being raised.' See LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 7 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Air, Sky, Weather  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 7592 4619 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:42.5128N 2:23.0864W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 7590 4619
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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