Challenges in the Transition from Conventional to Automatic Meteorological Observing Networks for Long-term Climate Records
Guidelines for managing changes in climate observation programmes, with a set of recommended practices by which such changes can be managed, have already been published (WMO, 2007). This guidance note will focus on those AWSs likely to form part of long-term climate records. These will normally be owned by NMHSs or associated agencies, or sometimes by third parties (such as aviation, agriculture or road transport agencies) under standards endorsed by the NMHSs. Experience shows that private AWSs can be useful for some climate purposes (such as providing information on individual local-scale extreme events) but rarely have the length of record, accuracy or exposure standards, or long-term stability of site and instrumentation, to have much value for monitoring on timescales of a decade or longer.
Collection(s) and Series: WMO- No. 1202
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian
Format: Digital (Free)
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-63-11202-6
Tags: Observations ; Meteorological instrument ; Hydrometeorological instrument ; Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) ; Climate services ; Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS) ; WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) ; Climatic data ; Competencies for Provision of Climate Services ; OBS - Personnel installing and maintaining instrumentation ; OBS - Personnel managing observing programmes and networks ; OBS - Personnel performing instrument calibrations ; OBS - Personnel performing meteorological observations ; Technical Publications Add tag