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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It has also cemented the relationship between NOAA's historic Cooperative Observer Program network (National Research Council 1998) and the more recent and less formal CoCoRaHS.
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.
Snowfall measurements were then relocated to a cooperative observer site in East Boston within two miles of ASOS.
The remaining data are collected by volunteers in the National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observer (COOP) program.
His task was to develop and revise plans for modernizing the NOAA Cooperative Observers Network, and he established the 100-station New England Mesonet during his time there.
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