There has been a long-term and increasing demand upon the American Meteorological Society to provide meteorological standards. The Society recognizes the need but has been unwilling to assume direct responsibility for the production of standards. The American Society for Testing and Materials is providing standards for measurement, but the development of standards for meteorological values, mathematical models, definitions, instrumentation, etc., has been neglected. A meteorological standards institute is needed to provide laboratory support for standards production.

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1 Functional Experimentation Test Branch, NOAA Test and Evaluation Laboratory, Sterling, Va. 22170.