The Weather Observer's Handbook

The Weather Observer's Handbook

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The Weather Observer's Handbook provides a comprehensive, practical and independent guide to all aspects of making weather observations. Automatic weather stations today form the mainstay of both amateur and professional weather observing networks around the world and yet a€“ prior to this book a€“ there existed no independent guide to their selection and use. Traditional and modern weather instruments are covered, including how best to choose and to site a weather station, how to get the best out of your equipment, how to store and analyse your records and how to share your observations with other people and across the Internet. From amateur observers looking for help in choosing their first weather instruments on a tight budget to professional observers looking for a comprehensive and up-to-date guide covering World Meteorological Organization recommendations on observing methods and practices, all will welcome this handbook.Sample calibration results for daily maximum and minimum thermometers Maximum temperature AdC Minimum temperature ... It is always best to undertake side-by-side comparisons for as long as possible in order to obtain a wide range of temperatures to derive a good calibration curve. ... Make a note in the station metadata (see Chapter 16) of the calibrations applied, and the date they were introducedanbsp;...

Title:The Weather Observer's Handbook
Author:Stephen Burt
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-06-29


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