Weather and Climate Systems

Research to Operations at the Oklahoma Mesonet

Dr. Chris Fiebrich
Oklahoma Climatological Survey/ Oklahoma Mesonet

19 November 2014, 3:00 PM

National Weather Center, Room 5930
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

The Oklahoma Mesonet is unique in that it requires a continual balance of research and operations. There are many challenges to delivering research quality, mesoscale data in real-time, around the clock. This seminar will overview the current status of the Mesonet, as well as the many research activities that are taking place. Engineering of sensor calibration systems, development and evaluation of agricultural and fire models, field experiments, and data continuity challenges will be summarized. Future infrastructure upgrades to the Mesonet, as well as new sensor technologies will also be presented.

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