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Twenty-five meteorological stations are in operation inland from two nuclear power plants located on the Lake Michigan shoreline in southwestern lower Michigan. Their purpose is to provide data to enable meteorological effects of mechanical-draft cooling towers at the Palisades Nuclear Plant and a once-through cooling system at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant to be evaluated. Temperature, relative humidity, and precipitation are measured at all stations, total solar radiation and wind velocity at four, and visibility at three. The stations, equipment, and calibration methods are described, and examples of types of meteorological analyses are presented.

1 Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109.

2 Division of Biomedical and Environmental Research, U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, D.C. 20545.

3 Contribution No. 231 of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.

Twenty-five meteorological stations are in operation inland from two nuclear power plants located on the Lake Michigan shoreline in southwestern lower Michigan. Their purpose is to provide data to enable meteorological effects of mechanical-draft cooling towers at the Palisades Nuclear Plant and a once-through cooling system at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant to be evaluated. Temperature, relative humidity, and precipitation are measured at all stations, total solar radiation and wind velocity at four, and visibility at three. The stations, equipment, and calibration methods are described, and examples of types of meteorological analyses are presented.

1 Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109.

2 Division of Biomedical and Environmental Research, U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, D.C. 20545.

3 Contribution No. 231 of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.

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