Illinois Climate Network: Station Metadata: Champaign
The Champaign site is located in a fenced area south of Building 6 at the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) Research Center on the southwest edge of the University of Illinois campus. The station is surrounded by buildings and deciduous trees. To the north and east, mature deciduous trees are located within 40 m of the tower. The ISWS buildings are north of the tower and extend to the west for 125 m. Beyond the buildings, the city of Champaign extends for 10 km (6.25 mi) to the north and west. The city of Urbana extends 7 to 8 km (4.7 mi) to the northeast and east. From the north in a clockwise direction to the east, there are several three-story apartment buildings within 100 m of the tower. Mature evergreen trees are located within 50 m east of the tower. Behind the evergreens a number of deciduous trees greater than 10 m tall extend from 80 to 120 m to the east of the tower. Beyond the deciduous trees is open farmland. From the southeast to the southwest, the nearest obstruction is a row of deciduous trees approximately 10 m apart and 50 m from the tower. Beyond the row of trees is open land. A building approximately 10 m tall is located 500 m south of the tower, and another row of mature deciduous and evergreen trees is situated approximately 165 m to the west of the tower.
Latitude: 40.08388889 Longitude: -88.24027778 Altitude: 219 m
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