Session 1.2 The challenges for an operational wind profiler—remote and unattended

Monday, 20 June 2005: 9:15 AM
South Ballroom (Hilton DeSoto)
John Nash, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and T. Oakley

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The Met Office has recently installed a Tropospheric 64MHz wind profiler on South Uist, an island off the west coast of Scotland. After many years in developing the use of wind profiler observations as a component of the UK upper-air network, this was the first system procured directly for operations and was linked to the closure of a radiosonde sounding station. This presentation will describe the challenges encountered, from the original specification, the installation/testing process and ultimately the hand over to operations, in delivering an unattended, remote managed observing system.
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