Illinois Climate Network: Station Metadata: Belleville, Illinois State Water Survey

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Illinois Climate Network: Station Metadata: Belleville


The Belleville station is located in St. Clair County south of Scott Air Force Base on a Southern Illinois University Agronomy Farm, 0.8 km or 0.5 mile (mi) south of Illinois 161, 11.5 km (7 mi) east of State Road 159 in downtown Belleville, and 3 km (2 mi) west of Illinois 4 on Illinois 161. The weather tower is located west of the main farm building in a grassy area surrounded by a chain link fence 3 m tall. The terrain surrounding the Belleville station is generally open and flat. The closest obstructions are pine trees, two bunkers, and small buildings within the fenced area. The bunkers and buildings are located 120 m east of the weather tower. The pines, the closest trees to the station, are approximately 3 m tall. The closest pine is 40 m southwest of the weather tower. Other pines are located 46 m south, 50 m west, and 54 m north of the tower. Southeast of the tower is a farm shed at 180 m and a mature forest at 480 m. The mature forest extends north from a point southeast of the station to a point 340 m northeast of the station. A line of mature trees is also located from a point 225 m southwest of the tower to a point 215 m west of the tower. Other obstructions to the wind flow are more than 1,000 m from the tower and include two small farmsteads to the east-southeast (1,400 m) and west- southwest (1,000 m), an airplane hangar more than 1,600 m northwest of the tower, and some trees near the hangar at 1,600 m from the tower.

Latitude: 38.51833333 Longitude: -89.84166667 Altitude: 133 m

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