It was my first time to visit Myanmar, and the purpose of the visit was to assist in the installation of 3 Automated Weather Stations (AWS) in Bago and additionally, capacity building. Our team was led by Dr. Ralph. The first 3 days were spent in Yangon where we made preparations for the installation of the equipment. After moving to Bago, we visited 2 sites on Day 4 and Day 5 for the final installation of the equipment.
Day 4 (3/8 [Wed])
Site 1: Zang Tu Dam
|On the way to Zang Tu Dam|
|Zang Tu Reservoir during Dry Season|
|Installing Solar Panel|
|Installation of Instrument Enclosure|
The air temperature and relative humidity readings from the weather sensor were compared with those obtained from the Assman Psychrometer. The difference was within reasonable limits.
|Ando-san using the Psychrometer|
Everything was set, except at the end, we faced a problem with the Sim Card for the Modem. The reception for that Sim Card was not good in that area. Despite this problem, we had to leave the site because it was getting dark and the way back would also take us about 4 hours.
|Group Photo at Zang Tu Dam Site|
Day 5 (3/9 [Thu])
Site 2: Salu Dam
Salu Dam site was located relatively close to our hotel. It took us only 1.5 hours to get there. Because of having first-hand experience of installing the AWS on Zang Tu Dam, the installation of the station of completed relatively early.
|Installing AWS at Salu Dam|
|Yonehara-san and Haga-san enjoying free time|
Ando-san took measurements using the Psychrometer and the results were again found to be reasonable.
|Ando-san using Psychrometer|
|Ralph-san explaining the modem set up|
|Group Photo at Salu Dam Site|
|The "Reclining" Buddha|
I really enjoyed my stay in Bago and learned a lot from getting first-hand experience. We planned to visit the Zang Tu Dam site again on Day 6 after visiting Shwe Laung Dam.
That's all from my side.