cooperative observer

cooperative observer

[kō′äp·rəd·iv əb′zər·vər]
(meteorology)
An unpaid observer who maintains a meteorological station for the U.S. National Weather Service.
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14-15, 1972, at a National Weather Service cooperative observer site in Loma, Mont.
This publication contains hourly precipitation amounts obtained from recording rain gages located at National Weather Service, Federal Aviation Administration, and cooperative observer stations.
Using surface observations, cooperative observer data, mesonet data, storm reports and Doppler radar rainfall-accumulation products zoomed in over the incident location, specific rainfall amounts can be determined where the loss occurred.
Almost all cooperative observer stations now contain electronic thermometers that automatically record the high and low temperature for each 24-hour period beginning at midnight.
Daily temperature data originated at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) cooperative observer network (COOP) for sites across Illinois and the upper Midwest.
The authors are grateful to the trained volunteers of the National Weather Service (NWS) cooperative observer network and Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network.
Stevenson Ranch resident Robert Footlik serves the National Weather Service as a cooperative observer, a volunteer much more involved than a weather spotter.
The Executive Summary of the study is attached; in brief, it finds that the region has experienced some warming, approximately 1x to 2x Fahrenheit over the past several decades, but considerably less warming than would be inferred from the standard cooperative observer weather stations in Napa Valley.
NCDC archives data obtained by the National Weather Service, military services, Federal Aviation Administration, and the Coast Guard, as well as data from voluntary cooperative observers.
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