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Sterling-Johnstown: USCRN-NWS Long-Term Collaborative Plans

Objectives:

  • Develop transfer functions/bias coefficients between National Weather Service and USCRN instruments measuring Like parameters. Requires a long lead-time to gather data under same environmental conditions/location to develop and validate these instrument related biases.
  • Establish a long-term USCRN presence and partnership at NWS test facilities. Use facilities when adding new instruments, both NWS and USCRN.
  • Gather and analyze data and information on USCRN instrument performance, reliability, and maintenance.
  • Potential information for NWS COOP Modernization Planning.
Principal Investigators:

  • Bruce Baker - National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC (NESDIS/NCDC)
  • Tilden Meyers - Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, Oak Ridge, TN (NESDIS/OAR/ARL/ATDD)

NWS Collaborators:

  • Rainer Dombrowsky - Rainer.Dombrowsky@noaa.gov (NWS/HQTR)
  • Malcolm Gifford - Malcolm.Gifford@noaa.gov (NWS/HQTR)
  • Mike Salyards - Michael.Salyards@noaa.gov (NWS/HQTR)
  • Ray Downs - Ray.Downs@noaa.gov (NWS/HQTR)

Status: Ongoing

Science and Engineering Plan