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West Texas Mesonet
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Real-time data available on the web and through LDM feed, FTP access for archived data upon request.
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Surface In-Situ Networks
Networked array of 50 surface stations reporting climate and agricultural data.
CONTACT
John Schroeder
Texas Tech University
PO Box 42101 Lubbock TX, 79409
806.885.4644 ext. 223
John.Schroeder@ttu.edu
www.atmo.ttu.edu/schroeder
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameTX WTXMeso
CollectiveMesoWest/MADIS
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationTexas
Number of Stations50
Map of Stationshttp://www.mesonet.ttu.edu/obsframe.html
Categorymeteorology, soil, radiation
Parameters (Most)air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, evapotranspiration, precipitation, solar radiation, soil temperature, soil moisture, leaf wetness
Paramters (Limited)n/a
Archiven/a
Period of Recordvaries by station, networked started in 2000
Temporal Resolution5 minute/ 15 minute
Data SeasonEvery 5 minute/ 15 minute
Data Availability5 minute/ 15 minute
Other PurposesClimate and agricultural monitoring
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableYes
REFERENCES
Schroeder, J. L., W. S. Burgett, K. B. Haynie, I. Sonmez, G. D. Skwira, A. L. Doggett, and J. W. Lipe, 2005: “The West Texas Mesonet: A Technical Overview,” Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 22, 211-222.
REMARKS
West Texas Mesonet also maintains a sounding system, and profilers
UPDATED ON
9 Sep 2009 09:08