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OAR-GSD Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP)
browse graphicMany citizen weather stations are producing weather data today. When these data are used only by the weather station owners, data quality is not a big issue. With the communications revolution and the vast capabilities of the internet, many people with weather stations are sending their weather data far and wide for other people to use. In that case, data quality matters. The Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) is a private-public partnership with three main goals: 1) to collect weather data contributed by private citizens; 2) to make these data available for public weather services; and 3) to provide feedback to the data contributors so that they have the tools to improve the quality of their data. In fact, the web address, wxqa.com, stands for weather quality assurance. Nearly 2000 citizen weather stations, located world-wide, have sent in data and this graph shows the number of North American CWOP stations that data were received from over the past four days.

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NOAA Observing System Architecture ArcGIS Map Viewer
Map viewer for all NOSA observing systems
GSD-CWOP Homepage
Webpage containing all information for GSD-CWOP
OAR-GSD-CWOP Google Earth
KML view of all OAR-GSD-CWOP locations
OAR-GSD-CWOP All Capabilities Webpage
Webpage containing all of NOSA’s mapping capabilities and information for OAR-GSD-CWOP
OAR-GSD-CWOP Station Search Results
IDB Station Search Result Set for NOSA-OAR-GSD-CWOP
OAR-GSD-CWOP Table Metadata
IDB Table Metadata for NOSA.OAR_CWOP_VSQP
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Keyhole Markup Language (KML)
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