Site Information for OASH in Shank FOB, LOW, Afghanistan

The following information is known about OASH. If you think that any information is incorrect, then please follow the instructions for correcting that data item.

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Registered Location

Latitude: 33° 55' 19" N (deg min sec), 33.9220° (decimal), 3355.32N (LORAN)
Longitude: 69° 4' 41" E (deg min sec), 69.0780° (decimal), 06904.68E (LORAN)
Elevation: 2016 metres (6614 feet)
Location: Shank FOB, LOW, Afghanistan

The elevation does not correspond with the estimated elevation (2052 metres (6733 feet) -- source Google) at that point. Either the location or the elevation (or both) are almost certain to be incorrect. Please use the 'send the updated information' link below to update the location or elevation.

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'OASH' marker) will display the latitude/longitude of that point.

If the displayed location (or elevation) of the weather observing location is incorrect, please drag the marker to the right location (or click in the right location), and then send the updated information. Please note that we are trying to spot either the Stevenson Screen (or equivalent) or the location where the barometric readings are taken.

Can you help with location quality? Please indicate if the marker on the map points at the weather instrument cluster:

The best way to get elevation is to consult a topographic map. Make sure that you know whether the contours are marked in feet or metres. Note that handheld GPS receivers do not provide readings of elevation accurate to better than 10-20 metres (technical discussion). If you do not have access to a topographic map, then a GPS receiver is acceptable, but make sure that it is operating in 3D mode and let it average the position for at least five minutes.

For more information on reading maps, please see the Topo Map Reading Guide -- in particular it discusses how to read contours.

The location information for this site was gathered from 3 data sources. The source which most closely matches the consensus is chosen. Many of these sources only report the location to the nearest minute (or hundredth of degree). This can lead to the marker being placed noticeably incorrectly. Please see Discussion of Location Errors for more information. Show location history.

There are no photographs of the station. If you have pictures of this location, then please upload them to Flickr (detailed instructions) and add the two tags 'wxtagged' and 'wx:metar=oash'. If the picture is of the weather station itself, then please also add the 'wx:station' tag as well. Please geotag your images, and those coordinates may be used in the estimation of the location of this site.

You can try to find photographs from the area surrounding the site marker by clicking on Find nearby photographs.

Neighboring Stations

This is a list of stations that are close to this station.

You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to tell you when new stations come online in this area. Choose either within 100 miles or 250 miles .

SiteDistanceLocation
EQBP2.5 milesNorthwest Pol-E-Alam, LOW, Afghanistan (lat 33.9500°, long 69.0500°, altitude 1991 metres)
OALG12.4 milesNorth Logar, LOW, Afghanistan (lat 34.1000°, long 69.0500°, altitude 1935 metres)
OAGZ22.5 milesSoutheast Gardez, PIA, Afghanistan (lat 33.6236°, long 69.2345°, altitude 2374 metres)
EQAH41.3 milesNorth Kabul (oakb), AF (lat 34.5167°, long 69.0167°, altitude 1791 metres)
OASK45.2 milesNorth Kabul Serka Site, KAB, Afghanistan (lat 34.5658°, long 69.2125°, altitude 1791 metres)
OAKB45.2 milesNorth Kabul Airport, Afghanistan (lat 34.5658°, long 69.2124°, altitude 1791 metres) (data present)
OAPG46.1 milesNorth Paghman, KAB, Afghanistan (lat 34.5833°, long 68.9833°, altitude 2114 metres)
4094746.1 milesNorth Paghman, KAB, Afghanistan (lat 34.5833°, long 68.9833°, altitude 2114 metres)
OAGN46.8 milesSouthwest Ghazni, GHA, Afghanistan (lat 33.5312°, long 68.4129°, altitude 2183 metres)
4156059.1 milesEast Parachinar, T, Pakistan (lat 33.8956°, long 70.1066°, altitude 1726 metres) (data present)

The sites marked above thus did not report continuously during the analysis period, so the offsets may (probably will) not be accurate.

Location Formats

The location is shown in three different formats. Each of these is used in some software, and is shown on some websites.

Degrees Minutes Seconds: VWS/VWSAPRS, WeatherLink 5.5, WeatherLink (5.2-5.4), WeatherView (Linux)

Decimal degrees: FreeWX, WeatherView32 (PC application)

LORAN: WeatherDisplay, WUHU, Henriksen WServer

Resources

CWOP Home: This describes the whole CWOP program and has a large amount of useful information.

CWOP Siting Guide (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Another CWOP Guide (PDF): This is another guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Urban Siting and Operations (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station in an urban environment.

APRS WX Message format: This describes the actual format of the messages transmitted that carry WX information.

WXQC Mailing List: This is a mailing list where data quality issues are discussed. Assistance with software configuration can often be found here.

Topo Map Reading Guide: How to read USGS topographic maps, with a good section on reading contours.

Geographically nearby web pages: Use Geourl to find web pages that deal with locations geographically close to this site.


Overall website comments, problems etc to Philip Gladstone
Page layout last modified Monday, 10 February 2014
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