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Northern Arizona Mesonet
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
Surface In-Situ Networks
The Northern Arizona Mesonet (NAM) is a network of wireless, solar-powered weather stations located throughout northeastern Arizona that upload thirteen measured and calculated parameters automatically to a web server every 2 minutes. The objectives of the NAM are to: 1) establish and maintain a network of web-based weather stations that continuously record and report weather data from northern Arizona; and 2)provide real-time access to the data to teachers, students, the general public, meteorologists, climate scientists.
CONTACT
Diana Anderson
Northern Arizona University
Center for Environmental Sciences and Education PO Box 5694 Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
928/523-1276
Diana.Anderson@nau.edu
http://www.cefns.nau.edu/Academic/QSP/Faculty/DianaAnderson.shtml
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameNAM
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationArizona
Number of Stations13
Map of Stations
Categorymeteorology
Parameters (Most)Platform: Wireless Davis Vantage Pro 2 with Solar Power Sensors: Anemometer, barometer, tipping rain gauge, radiation shield with temperature and humidity sensor Display interface: Weatherlink or PCLink for Windows and Virtual Weather Station
Paramters (Limited)
ArchiveDevelopment IP: http://www.cens.nau.edu/~nauws/archive/
Period of Recordvaries, from 2003
Temporal Resolution2 minutes
Data Season2 minutes intervals, 24/7
Data Availabilityimmediately
Other PurposesMonitoring, Forecasting
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REMARKS
The network was initiated in 2003 through a partnership between NAU and the National Weather Service, and most of the stations were established as part of ABOR-sponsored teacher professional development opportunities to enhance technology-based physical science education. The program included: Summer teacher workshops Station deployment Curriculum development
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47