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Global Positioning System Meteorological Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
GPS observations available from http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/CORS Meteorological observations available from http://gpsmet_test.fsl.noaa.gov or UNIDATA.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
FTP or Web
Surface In-Situ Networks
Network of continuously operating Global Positioning System (GPS) reference stations used primarily for atmospheric remote sensing and research
CONTACT
Seth Gutman
NOAA/Global Systems Division
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303-497-7031
seth.i.gutman@noaa.gov
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SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameNOAA GPS-MET
CollectiveMesoWest/MADIS
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeForecasting
LocationGlobal
Number of Stations~400
Map of Stationshttp://gpsmet_test.fsl.noaa.gov
Categorymeteorology, upper air
Parameters (Most)carrier phase observations
Paramters (Limited)Carrier phase observations, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure
ArchiveObservations: NGS/CORS; Derived products: http://gpsmet_test.fsl.noaa.gov
Period of RecordObservations: 1994-Date; Derived products: 1997
Temporal ResolutionObservations 30 sec & 5 min; derived products: 30 minutes
Data SeasonContinuously
Data Availability15 minutes after the half-hour
Other PurposesClimate monitoring and research
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
Wolfe, D.E. and S.I. Gutman, 2000: Development of the NOAA/ERL Ground-Based GPS Water Vapor Demonstration Network: Design and Initial Results, J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol, 17, 426-440. Gutman, S.I., S.R. Sahm, S.G. Benjamin, B.E. Schwartz, K.L. Holub, J.Q. Stewart, and T.L. Smith, 2004: Rapid Retrieval and Assimilation of Ground Based GPS Precipitable Water Observations at the NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory: Impact on Weather Forecasts. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Vol. 82, No. 1B, pp. 351-360.
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UPDATED ON
16 Mar 2010 10:55