This paper outlines an American Meteorological Society-sponsored approach for developing a system of standard test procedures for the basic meteorological instruments. The approach involves establishing a number of working groups, under the direction of a suitable committee, composed of members from both industry and the profession. The approach is parallel to similar approaches successfully taken by other professional societies faced with similar problems.

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1 Paper presented at the AMS Second Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, San Diego, Calif., 27–30 March 1972.

2 Editor's Note: Because of its interest to developers as well as users of meteorological instruments, this paper will also be published in a forthcoming issue of IEEE Transactions on Geoscience Electronics.