Type of measurements, observing systems and associated quality management listed in accordance with CIMO Guide (WMO-No. 8)

MEASUREMENT OF METEOROLOGICAL VARIABLES (Contents)

General

Measurement of temperature

Measurement of atmospheric pressure

Measurement of humidity

Measurement of surface wind

Measurement of precipitation

Measurement of radiation

Measurement of sunshine duration

Measurement of visibility

Measurement of evaporation

Measurement of soil moisture

Measurement of upper air pressure, temperature, humidity

Measurement of upper wind

Observation of present and past weather; state of the ground

Observation of clouds

Measurement of atmospheric composition

OBSERVING SYSTEMS (Contents)

Measurements at automatic weather stations

Measurements and observations at aeronautical meteorological stations

Aircraft-based observations

Marine observations

Special profiling techniques for the boundary layer and the troposphere

Electromagnetic methods of lightning detection

Radar measurements

Balloon techniques

Urban observations

Road meteorological measurements

SPACE-BASED OBSERVATIONS (Contents)

Introduction

Principles of earth observation from space

Remote-sensing instruments

Satellite programmes

Space-based observation of geophysical variables

Calibration and validation

Cross-cutting issues

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF OBSERVING SYSTEMS (Contents)

Quality management

Sampling meteorological variables

Data reduction

Testing, calibration and intercomparison

Training of instrument specialists

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