Weather & Seismic Stations
Click here to view live data from Observatory Park’s Weather Station atop the Oberle Observatory. On the top right of the page, the toolbar also offers a summary with more details and a map of other nearby weather stations.
This weather station includes a thermometer for indicating current air temperature; a barometer for gauging air pressure; a hygrometer to measure humidity; a rainfall gauge to measure recent precipitation; an anemometer to measure wind speed; and a weather vane to indicate wind direction.
Observatory Park is also part of WeatherLink®, a commercial weather service that provides real-time weather information online and also uses observations from members with automated personal weather stations like the one at Observatory Park. Click here and select GPDO to view live data from Observatory Park’s Seismic Station.
The seismic station includes a seismometer, which is a sensitive instrument in the ground that detects earth tremors deep in the earth’s crust, and a seismograph, which transforms a tremor’s seismic wave energy into electrical voltage that is converted into digital data, called a seismogram.
This seismic station is also part of The Ohio Seismic Network, which transmits data to help monitor earthquake activity in Ohio.