The Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review tool (OSCAR) of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) Information Resource (WIR) is a key source of information for WIGOS metadata. The surface- and space-based components of OSCAR are intended to record observing platform/station metadata, according to the WIGOS Metadata Standard described in the Manual on the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WMO-No. 1160) and in the WIGOS Metadata Standard (WMO-No. 1192), and to retain a record of the current and historical WIGOS metadata. This Manual explains how to use OSCAR/Surface, the surface-based tool. Section 2 contains guidance on how to search OSCAR/Surface to find information on stations and observation metadata.
This section is useful for both registered and anonymous users. Section 3 contains information on how to manage stations in the system.
This section is mainly relevant for registered users, such as station contacts and national focal points.
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