The Western New York Chapter of the American Meteorological Society sponsors the fourth of its spring 2016 seminar presentations, "An Overview of the New York State Mesonet", by Jerald Brotzge, program manager of the NYS Mesonet.
The NYS Mesonet is a statewide-network of 125 weather stations designed to facilitate real-time weather monitoring. With at least one station located in every county and burough of New York, data will be used by the National Weather Service, emergency management, state utilities, ground transportation, aviation, and education.
Aside from routine weather parameters, 20 of the sites will also measure snow water equivalent (SWE) and 17 of the stations will measure vertical profiles of wind speed and direction, temperature and moisture. This presentation will provide a general overview of the network, the installation schedule, and long-term plans for expansion.
Brotzge received his doctorate in 2000 from the the University of Oklahoma working under Ken Crawford, director of the Oklahoma Mesonet.
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