Observing weather and climate from the ground up : a nationwide network of networks /

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Corporate author / creator:National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Developing Mesoscale Meteorological Observational Capabilities to Meet Multiple National Needs.
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009.
Description:1 online resource (xvi, 234 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Language:English
Subject:Meteorological stations -- United States -- Planning.
Meteorology -- United States -- Observations.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Meteorology & Climatology.
Meteorology.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Observations.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11194658
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ISBN:9780309129879
0309129877
0309129869
9780309129862
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-183).
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Summary:Detailed weather observations on local and regional levels are essential to a range of needs from forecasting tornadoes to making decisions that affect energy security, public health and safety, transportation, agriculture and all of our economic interests. As technological capabilities have become increasingly affordable, businesses, state and local governments, and individual weather enthusiasts have set up observing systems throughout the United States. However, because there is no national network tying many of these systems together, data collection methods are inconsistent and public accessibility is limited. This book identifies short-term and long-term goals for federal government sponsors and other public and private partners in establishing a coordinated nationwide "network of networks" of weather and climate observations.
Other form:Print version: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Developing Mesoscale Meteorological Observational Capabilities to Meet Multiple National Needs. Observing weather and climate from the ground up. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009 0309129869 9780309129862

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