King's Park Past and Present
King’s Park Meteorological Station Nowadays
In addition to upper air observations, the Observatory also conducts other surface meteorological observations at the King’s Park Meteorological Station (KPMS), including air temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, atmospheric pressure, wind direction and wind speed, UV radiation, solar radiation, sunshine duration, wet bulb globe temperature, grass temperature, soil temperature, evaporation and potential evapotranspiration, as well as carbon dioxide concentration. Furthermore, there is a radiation monitoring station and a radiation laboratory at the KPMS to monitor environmental radiation levels and carry out radiological measurements of environmental samples.
The following is a review of the history and important milestones of the KPMS.