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Statewide Monitoring of the Mesoscale Environment: A Technical Update on the Oklahoma Mesonet

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  • 1 Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, Oklahoma
  • | 2 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • | 3 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University, Norman, Oklahoma
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Abstract

Established as a multipurpose network, the Oklahoma Mesonet operates more than 110 surface observing stations that send data every 5 min to an operations center for data quality assurance, product generation, and dissemination. Quality-assured data are available within 5 min of the observation time. Since 1994, the Oklahoma Mesonet has collected 3.5 billion weather and soil observations and produced millions of decision-making products for its customers.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Renee A. McPherson, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma, 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK 73072-7305. Email: renee@ou.edu

Abstract

Established as a multipurpose network, the Oklahoma Mesonet operates more than 110 surface observing stations that send data every 5 min to an operations center for data quality assurance, product generation, and dissemination. Quality-assured data are available within 5 min of the observation time. Since 1994, the Oklahoma Mesonet has collected 3.5 billion weather and soil observations and produced millions of decision-making products for its customers.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Renee A. McPherson, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma, 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman, OK 73072-7305. Email: renee@ou.edu

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