S137 Weather Observations Consistency between Mobile Platform and Fixed Stations

Sunday, 22 January 2017
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Jaylond Macari Harvey, Jackson State Univ., Jackson, MS

The purpose of this study is to investigate and compare weather measurements taken by a mobile platform and fixed stations. The two particular categories of fixed stations are the Official NWS/FAA sites and the Mesonet stations operated by other agencies. The weather measurement that will be observed and compared is temperature, relative humidity, and dew point. During observation there are important factors to consider which is the distance from the fixed station and the time difference from the fixed station observation. Also, the differences due to prevailing weather such as rainy and cloudy factors is important during observation. The end result will explain the exploration of how the potential for consistency between the mobile platform and fixed stations could be used together.
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