weather observation


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weather observation

[′weth·ər ‚äb·zər‚vā·shən]
(meteorology)
An evaluation of one or more meteorological elements that describe the state of the atmosphere either at the earth's surface or aloft.
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Lag times in weather observation meant that forecasters did not have the best available data to identify small shifts in the storm track and underestimated that long periods of precipitation were localized on Houston's flood plain.
The kinds of data used in this study are the daily data on whether there was heavy rain damage and the corresponding weather observation data.
Accurate weather observations serve as the "fundamental building block" in the process of weather forecasting and climate study.
Another piece of the jigsaw that put Todd in the driver's seat as the pioneer of continental weather observation was his appointment as Postmaster General to the Colony.
The country's weather observation returned to normal at 1 p.m.
This will include an Automatic Weather Observation System, (AWOS), baggage and security scanners and airfield lighting equipment.
* SOLUTIONS: The 244,000-square-foot center, dubbed the "mecca of meteorology," provides five floors of offices, classrooms, labs, forecast centers, and instrument shops, and a rooftop outdoor classroom and enclosed weather observation deck.
Japan will launch a backup satellite for weather observation and air traffic control from the Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan on Saturday, the state-run Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Friday.
Tactical and Survival Specialties (TSSI) boasts it produces what it terms "the greatest weather observation device available", with its TSS-Metkit-1 and-2 Weather Observation kits.
"We have the same kind of weather observation gear you'd find at an airfield -- but miniaturized," he said.
The launch of an advanced multifunctional satellite scheduled for February 2003 for weather observation and air traffic control will be put off by several months due to production delays at its U.S.
World War II brought about a dramatic increase in trans-Atlantic air navigation, and in January 1940 President Roosevelt established the "Atlantic Weather Observation Service" using Coast Guard cutters and US Weather Bureau observers.