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Precision of National Weather Service upper air measurements

Walter E Hoehne

Precision of National Weather Service upper air measurements

by Walter E Hoehne

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service in Sterling, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Atmosphere, Upper -- Measurement

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWalter E. Hoehne
    SeriesNOAA technical memorandum NWS T & ED -- 16
    ContributionsUnited States. National Weather Service. Test and Evaluation Division
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 23 p. :
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14851363M

    National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Silver Spring, Maryland Revised Specification m GSP February 5, Supersedes xxxx BAROMETER, PRECISION DIGITAL 1. SCOPE The Precision Digital Barometer (PDB) covered by this specification is intended for use by the National Weather Service (NWS). Instruments are calibrated or verified annually, and maintenance includes routine replacement of aging sensors. The performance of each station's measurements is monitored on a daily basis and problems are addressed as quickly as possible, typically within days.

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) A branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce, it is the parent organization of the National Weather Service. It promotes global environmental stewardship, emphasizing atmospheric and marine resources. For further information, contact NOAA, located in Silver Spring, Maryland. German children's weather book includes a section on radiosondes with color drawings. The Irish Meteorological Service: The First Fifty Years Dublin, the Stationery Office: Lisa Shields ed. Discussion of the single upper-air observation station (4 releases per day) at Valentia Observatory. Marine Observer's Handbook.

    Issued by NWS Portland, ME. Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off. Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Weather forecasts are the result of thousands of measurements of air pressure, temperature, and the like, which are compiled, modeled, and analyzed in weather centers worldwide. Figure 6. Meteorologists use weather maps to describe and predict weather. Regions of high (H) and low (L) pressure have large effects on weather : OpenStax.


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(Click here for a map of stations in the U.S.) Under the helium or hydrogen-filled balloon a small instrument, called a radiosonde. Upper-air Observations Program. The National Weather Service (NWS) Upper-air Observations Program is managed by the Office of Observations (OBS), which is part of NWS Headquarters located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Upper-air Program staff oversee the operation of 92 Radiosonde stations in North America and the Pacific Islands. A THERMOMETER measures the air temperature.

Most thermometers are closed glass tubes containing liquids such as alcohol or mercury. When air around the tube heats the liquid, the liquid expands and moves up the tube. A scale then shows what the actual temperature is. A BAROMETER measures air pressure.

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A station located in Camp Springs, Maryland where weather information from around the world is collected, including weather maps, charts, and forecasts on a national as well as global scales.

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