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The Weather Observer's Handbook
     

The Weather Observer's Handbook

by Stephen Burt
 

ISBN-10: 1107662281

ISBN-13: 9781107662285

Pub. Date: 06/29/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 - prior to this book - there existed no independent guide to their selection and use.

Overview

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 - prior to this book - 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. Visit http://measuringtheweather.com/ for additional materials by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107662285
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/29/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Basics: 1. Why measure the weather? A history of meteorological observations; 2. Choosing a weather station; 3. Buying a weather station; 4. Site and exposure - the basics; Part II. Measuring the Weather: 5. Measuring the temperature of the air; 6. Measuring precipitation; 7. Measuring atmospheric pressure; 8. Measuring humidity; 9. Measuring wind speed and direction; 10. Measuring grass and earth temperature; 11. Measuring sunshine and solar radiation; 12. Observing hours and time standards; 13. Dataloggers and AWS software; 14. Non-instrumental weather observing; 15. Calibration; 16. Metadata - what is it, and why is it important?; Part III. Making the Most of your Observations: 17. Collecting and storing data; 18. Making sense of the data avalanche; 19. Sharing your observations; 20. Summary and getting started.

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