You may have noticed that I have been absent from WUWT for a few days. The stories have been on scheduled automated posting, and the WUWT team of moderators has held down the fort (thank you).
The reason is that I have been traveling on business. While I was traveling I was invited to photograph the weather station at what I think is probably the most visually stunning and technologically advanced meteorology center in the world today:
Can you guess what city and country this is in?
The building in the background has a Doppler radar on top, and is the meteorology HQ for the city. The entire building is just for meteorology and they employ 150 people. The Stevenson Screen in the foreground is where the official temperature record for the city is measured.
Hint: The city is not in the USA, NOAA has nothing like this.
I’ll have a complete report in a few days.
WUWT contributions made this portion of my trip possible, so I owe all of you a big thank you. More to come. – Anthony
UPDATE: well, that was fast. I’ll have more on this in a few days.
Submitted on 2009/05/25 at 5:05pm
It’s the Shenzhen Meteorological Observatory in China.
REPLY: YES, WE HAVE A WINNER
Congrats to “weatherman”! If anyone wants to locate it on Google Earth, and post URL here or lat/lon, it would save me a lot of trouble. I couldn’t take my GPS with me due to concerns at being at a gov installation with one might get me in trouble. Gotta catch a plane, back online in a day or so. – Anthony