Maker Faire

Citizen Weather Observer Program

Type: Presentation
Program Area: Citizen Science

This event is related to Earth Day!

Day/Time: Saturday, April 22 3:00 PM (30 minutes)

Day/Time: (30 minutes)

Location: Makeshift Theatre

The Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) is a private-public partnership with three main goals: 1) to collect weather data contributed by citizens; 2) to make these data available for weather services and homeland security; and 3) to provide feedback to the data contributors so that they have the tools to check and improve their data quality. Russ will talk about CWOP as a public-private partnership and how the weather data from over 3000 private weather stations gets to the National Weather Service and other users. He'll show how anyone with a weather station can join CWOP and get their quality feedback information, and how that feedback information can be used to improve the quality of your weather data.

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Presented by

Russ Chadwick
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)