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Title: Meteorological Automatic Weather Station (MAWS) Instrument Handbook

Abstract

The Meteorological Automatic Weather Station (MAWS) is a surface meteorological station, manufactured by Vaisala, Inc., dedicated to the balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS), providing surface measurements of the thermodynamic state of the atmosphere and the wind speed and direction for each radiosonde profile. These data are automatically provided to the BBSS during the launch procedure and included in the radiosonde profile as the surface measurements of record for the sounding. The MAWS core set of measurements is: Barometric Pressure (hPa), Temperature (°C), Relative Humidity (%), Arithmetic-Averaged Wind Speed (m/s), and Vector-Averaged Wind Direction (deg). The sensors that collect the core variables are mounted at the standard heights defined for each variable.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1373930
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM-TR-195
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-7601830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; Southern Great Plains; Meteorological Automatic Weather Station; surface measurements

Citation Formats

Holdridge, Donna J, and Kyrouac, Jenni A. Meteorological Automatic Weather Station (MAWS) Instrument Handbook. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1373930.
Holdridge, Donna J, & Kyrouac, Jenni A. Meteorological Automatic Weather Station (MAWS) Instrument Handbook. United States. doi:10.2172/1373930.
Holdridge, Donna J, and Kyrouac, Jenni A. Tue . "Meteorological Automatic Weather Station (MAWS) Instrument Handbook". United States. doi:10.2172/1373930. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1373930.
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abstractNote = {The Meteorological Automatic Weather Station (MAWS) is a surface meteorological station, manufactured by Vaisala, Inc., dedicated to the balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS), providing surface measurements of the thermodynamic state of the atmosphere and the wind speed and direction for each radiosonde profile. These data are automatically provided to the BBSS during the launch procedure and included in the radiosonde profile as the surface measurements of record for the sounding. The MAWS core set of measurements is: Barometric Pressure (hPa), Temperature (°C), Relative Humidity (%), Arithmetic-Averaged Wind Speed (m/s), and Vector-Averaged Wind Direction (deg). The sensors that collect the core variables are mounted at the standard heights defined for each variable.},
doi = {10.2172/1373930},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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