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, c2009.
Description:xvi, 234 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Meteorological stations -- United States -- Planning.
Meteorology -- United States -- Observations.
Meteorological services -- United States -- Evaluation.
Public-private sector cooperation -- United States.
Meteorological services -- Evaluation.
Meteorology.
Public-private sector cooperation.
United States.
Observations.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7644214
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ISBN:0309129869 (pbk.)
9780309129862 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 176-183).
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.

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