First time in this software you need to add the meteorological data for your facility into the database
To do this you will need to select "Cancel" on this window
Then from the menu bar select: Data > Meteorological > Edit Database
After selecting Edit Database this screen will appear
To add a new City you need to choose Add New
The following Slide shows the data entry screen that appears
Enter the city / town and province your facility is in
Then enter the monthly meteorological data required. This information can be obtained from your weather office or by visiting: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/sse/
Once all the data has been entered select "Save" to add it to the database
To exit this screen select "Close"
If you choose to use the web site to get your meteorological data you will need to select "Meteorology and Solar Energy"
After selecting "Meteorology and Solar Energy" you will see the option of "Meteorology and Solar Energy" under Data Retrieval, select the method you wish to use to seach the database
To access the data you will need to register with NASA Langley SSE. Registration is free and requires only minimal information
After registering you will see this screen if you selected to search by latitude and longitude otherwise a global map will appear for you to make your location selection
After entering a location (either by Latitude and Longitude or by graphic selection) a form will appear for you to select the data you are interested in obtaining.
You will have the choice of learning the definition or the Values for the data you have selected.
In order to get the numbers you need to enter into TANKS you have to select "Values" for "Parameters for Solar Cooking - Average insulation" and "Meteorology (Wind) - Wind Speed", Pressure, air temperature
For wind speeds select the "Wind Speed at 10 m for terrain similar to airports"
To get the Maximum and Minimum temperatures you can go to the Environment Canada Green Lane (http://www.ec.gc.ca) and follow this path: Weather > Climate Data > Climate Normals > Province Selection > Town Selection
Note the units from both websites are Metric and TANKS requires Imperial
After entering the meteorological data you can go directly into you emission estimations by entering a new tank record
To enter a new tank record choose one of the tank options along the top menu bar: