This report, prepared under the supervision ofDr R. Canterford (Australia), Chairman ofthe above Working Group, is the culmination ofthe work of several meteorologists and physicists working in the Australian Bureau ofMeteorology. The major part is based on a previous document on Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) by Mr. E. lesson, formerly of the Bureau of Meteorology and CIMO Rapporteur in this field. This was expanded to include, in Part I, the latest material on AWS technology and, in Part IT, guidance for the implementation ofnetworks and training ofusers ofdata produced by automatic stations.
This publication will provideWMOMembers and users outside ofthe meteorological community with useful information on the performance to be expected from automatic weather stations. Perhaps more importantly, it deals with critical issues to be resolved in their implementation, including training oftechnicians and users. It will be ofparticular benefit to those planning to implement AWS systems and networks for the first time.
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Tags: Observations ; Meteorological instrument ; Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) ; Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS) ; WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) ; Guide ; Training ; OBS - Personnel installing and maintaining instrumentation ; OBS - Personnel managing observing programmes and networks Add tag