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Foundations of Meteorological Instrumentation and Measurements

Foundations of Meteorological Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Identify types of meteorological observing systems such as in-situ, remote sensing, and airborne
  • Identify basic technological elements of an instrument
  • Differentiate between types of measurements such as direct and indirect, and remote and in-situ measurements
  • Describe different types of meteorological variables to be measured, such as temperature, pressure, humidity, winds, clouds, precipitation, trace gases
  • Explain the operational characteristics of an instrument such as design convenience, reliability, stability, durability, and cost
  • Identify the key elements of observational representativeness including temporal and spatial (microscale, local scale, mesoscale, large scale, planetary scale) scales of phenomena, and measurement capability
  • Identify site selection considerations in terms of matching instrumentation and measurement strategies
  • Describe instrument and measurement uncertainty and the factors that are used to assess systematic and random errors, and the propagation of errors