Under the theme, integrated instrumentation and networks for climate studies I will describe the Canadian RCS Network. The description will include; network design, network coverage, numbers of stations, relation to the GSN, station variability, the standard RCS datalogger configuration, and reporting protocols. I will also include a brief reference to the MSC Surface Weather (SWX) Network which uses the same standard configuration as the RCS Network, for all modernized (automated) stations. Our use of identical configurations for both networks has many advantages, including the effective enlargement of both networks
I have submitted a separate abstract on the Canadian Cooperative Climate Network (T&P).