Flagstaff in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Clark Dome Weather Station
Instruments for the station were enclosed in an instrument shelter, which shielded thermometers, hygrometers (to monitor humidity), and other devices from the Sun, precipitation, and other sources of heat and light that could produce inaccurate readings. This type of shelter features downward-pointing louvers that allow for air flow while shielding the instruments from heat and light.
This weather station was removed in the latter part of the 20th century, but a modern station is now mounted on top of the Clark Telescope dome. Can you see it? Look for the anemometer (for detecting wind speed), whose wind cups may be spinning.
This exhibit was funded by the City of Flagstaff and the Flagstaff Cultural Partners.
Erected by City of Flagstaff, and the
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
Location. 35° 12.151′ N, 111° 39.849′ W. Marker is in Flagstaff, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker can be reached from West Mars Hill Road 0.6 miles west of West Santa Fe Avenue. Marker is located on the Lowell Observatory campus. It is on the west side of the Clark Observatory. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff AZ 86001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lowell Observatory (a few steps from this marker); 42-Inch Reflecting Telescope (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Lee Giclas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lawrence Lowell Telescope (about 700 feet away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Flagstaff Flag - Raising (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Old Tractor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Walkway of Flags (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flagstaff.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Lowell Observatory
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