Citizen Weather Observer Program
|Goal||Help make citizens' weather data available for weather services|
|Task||Contribute your weather data and check data quality of others.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
The Citizen Weather Observer Program is a group of ham radio operators and other private citizens around the country who have volunteered the use of their weather data for education, research, and use by interested parties. There are currently over 12,000 registered members worldwide and over 900 different user organizations. Their weather data are used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and distributed to user organizations.
The Citizen Weather Observer Program is a public-private partnership with three main goals:
1. Collect weather data contributed by citizens
|How to Join||
Detailed instructions on requirements, gear, and how to join the program can be found here: http://www.wxqa.com/SIGN-UP.html
Home weather station, weather data software package, and a computer with Internet access.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Type of Activity||At home|
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