Australian BoM WDS

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Australian BoM WDS

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) Weather Data Services (WDS) Agent is a data loading agent available in EQuIS Live for obtaining current weather data from Australian BoM WDS.

 

Adding Station

 

Before using the Australian BoM WDS Agent, add one or more stations to the DT_LOGGER table:

1.Execute the equis.get_ids stored procedure to get a new LOGGER_ID or add the station (DT_LOGGER row) in EQuIS Professional.

2.Set LIVE_DATA_SOURCE to a URI that can be used to request the station's current weather data. For example, use http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDD60801/IDD60801.94153.json to get the latest weather observations for Groote Eylandt Airport.

Users can search for a station by going to Australian BoM WDS and following the instructions in the "Observations - individual stations" section.

 

Note: The Australian BoM WDS Agent only allows one station per logger, and only supports JSON (not AXF).

 

3.Set LOGGER_CODE to anything (e.g., the station name); it's not used, but cannot be NULL.

4.Set STATUS_FLAG to "A" to activate the logger.

 

Loading Data

 

The Australian BoM WDS Agent can be run as a scheduled EQuIS Information Agent (EIA), at the desired frequency, to automatically load data as often as needed.

 

The Australian BoM WDS Agent can also be run in EQuIS Professional or Enterprise (using the EZView widget) to load the data manually, without having to schedule an EIA.

 

The Australian BoM WDS Agent will load data for all loggers with LIVE_DATA_SOURCE containing bom.gov.au.

 

The Australian BoM WDS Agent adds a DT_LOGGER_SERIES row for each of the following series. However, some of the stations may not have one or more of the series listed below, in which case those series will not be added.

 

SERIES_NAME

SERIES_UNIT

air_temp

deg C

apparent_t

deg C

cloud_base_m

m

cloud_oktas

oktas

delta_t

deg C

dewpt

deg C

gust_kmh

km/h

gust_kt

kt

press

hPa

press_msl

hPa

press_qnh

hPa

rain_trace

mm

rel_hum

%

vis_km

km

wind_dir

deg

wind_spd_kmh

km/h

wind_spd_kt

kt

 

A series can then be activated or deactivated, by setting its STATUS_FLAG = "A" or "R", to start or stop (respectively) obtaining data for it.

 

A series' SERIES_DESC and SERIES_UNIT may be changed, but not the SERIES_NAME; it uniquely identifies the series.