Instructor's Handbook on Meteorological Instrumentation

This Instructor's Handbook is the result of an NCAR-sponsored summer colloquium whose purpose is provided useful material to assist instructors in teaching meteorological instrumentation. It is intended to provide flexibility in meeting the needs of individual teaching programs. The Handbook provides a variety of teaching materials: text, references, questions, problems, and laboratory exercises. Its purpose is to fill the existing gap in meteorological teaching texts, until better textbooks become available. Part 1: Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2 discusses the performance characteristics of sensors in general. Chapter 3 reviews basic calibration standards. Chapter 4 discusses sensors and transducers commonly used to obtain environmental measurements of temperature, humidity, wind, pressure, solar and terrestrial radiation, precipitation, and evaporation. Part 2: Chapter 5 discusses the field environment with regard to exposure, platforms, maintenance, and data quality assurance. Chapter 6 develops the concept of a complete measurement system from a simple sensor and visual indicator through complex sensors, automated analog to digital conversion, and recording assemblages. Chapter 7 deals with digital data processing to achieve high information content. Appendices A,B,C,D,E. Conference Contributors: C. Bruce Baker, University of Michigan; William Bradley, Oregon State University; Fred Brock, National Center for Atmospheric Research; Harold Cole, National Center for Atmospheric Research; Ulrich Czapski, State University of New York at Albany; Anders Daniels, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Russell Dickerson, University of Maryland; Don Dickson, University of Utah; Claude E. Duchon, University of Oklahoma; C. W. Fairall, Pennsylvania State University; L. Keith Hendrie, Illinois Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources; John H. Hirsch, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; George L. Huebner, Texas A&M University; James F. Kimpel, University of Oklahoma; Warren W. Knapp, Cornell University; G. Garland Lala, New York Atmospheric Sciences Research Center; Albert J. Pallmann, St. Louis University; Julian Pike, National Center for Atmospheric Research; Hans Richner, Laboratory for Atmospheric Physics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; William Shaw, Naval Postgraduate School;John T. Snow, Purdue University; Steve Stage, Florida State University; Alfred Stamm, State University of New York at Oswego; Eugene S. Takle, Iowa State University; Dennis W. Thomson, Pennsylvania State University

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Suggested Citation National Center for Atmospheric Research, Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD). (1985). Instructor's Handbook on Meteorological Instrumentation. UCAR/NCAR - Library. Accessed 29 September 2023.

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