Comment s on "Wind Measurement and to the conclusion that 1-min dat a were valuable for a variety of purposes (Snodgrass and Evans 1993). Archival under the Automated Surface W e are currentl y ingesting abou t 0.7 M B of raw data Observing System (ASOS): User Concerns per station per day, including 1 min, 5 min, hourlies, and Opportunity for Improvement" specials, remarks, summary of the day, and systems log. [Powell's calculation of the daily total of high- A recent article by Powell (1993) makes a case for resolution ASO S data, assuming 16 ASO S variables, collecting and archiving short-period wind data from etc. (p. 620), should be 0.138 MB and not 0.54 MB.] the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) Thes e data are then compresse d by a factor of 6:1 to observational network. Thos e of us in th e business of conserv e disk space. climatological data management readily agree with Powell outlines a method for writing data to dis- this, and we have been busy implementing a system kettes twice a day on station, then transmitting these to obtain an d preserve not only the win d data but also dat a once
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Feb 1, 1994
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