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A comparison of buoy meteorological systems

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dc.contributor.author Payne, Richard E.
dc.contributor.author Huang, Kelan
dc.contributor.author Weller, Robert A.
dc.contributor.author Freitag, H. P.
dc.contributor.author Cronin, Meghan F.
dc.contributor.author McPhaden, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Meinig, C.
dc.contributor.author Kuroda, Yoshifumi
dc.contributor.author Ushijima, Norifumi
dc.contributor.author Reynolds, R. Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2005-07-20T17:31:50Z
dc.date.available 2005-07-20T17:31:50Z
dc.date.issued 2002-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/61
dc.description.abstract During May and June 2000, an intercomparison was made of buoy meteorological systems from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), and the Japanese Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC). Two WHOI systems mounted on a 3 m discus buoy, two PMEL systems mounted on separate buoy tower tops and one JAMSTEC system mounted on a wooden platform were lined parallel to, and 25 m from Nantucket Sound in Massachusetts. All systems used R. M. Young propeller anemometers, Rotronic relative humidity and air temperature sensors and Eppley short-wave radiation sensors. The PMEL and WHOI systems used R. M.Young self-siphoning rain gauges, while the JAMSTEC system used a Scientific Technology ORG-115 optical rain gauge. The PMEL and WHOI systems included an Eppley PIR long-wave sensor, while the JAMSTEC had no longwave sensor. The WHOI system used an AIR DB-1A barometric pressure sensor. PMEL and JAMSTEC systems used Paroscientific Digiquartz sensors. The Geophysical Instruments and Measurements Group (GIM) from Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) installed two Portable Radiation Package (PRP) systems that include Eppley short-wave and long-wave sensors on a platform near the site. It was apparent from the data that for most of the sensors, the correlation between data sets was better than the absolute agreement between them. The conclusions made were that the sensors and associated electronics from the three different laboratories performed comparably. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under Grant Number NA96GPO429. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Technical Reports en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI-2002-10 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Upper Ocean Processes Group en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UOP-2002-05 en
dc.subject Meteorological sensor intercomparison en
dc.subject Meteorological sensor performance en
dc.subject Moored instrument measurements en
dc.title A comparison of buoy meteorological systems en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/61


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