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SINGLE-STATION FORECASTING [1 record]

Record 1 2004-11-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Meteorological Forecasting, Data Measurement and Analysis
DEF

Technique of weather forecasting using only the observations made at a single station.

CONT

Weather forecasting has progressed through three phases - single observer forecasting, the synoptic approach and the current application of computers. The three phases overlap and each still has its part in the overall scheme. ... Single observer forecasting ... is limited by the amount of information used. We only know what is happening at one location and weather systems can travel great distances - 1500 miles or more in 24 hours is not unknown. Experience coupled to observation is very useful but still just one ... For thousands of years it was the only possible technique ...

OBS

Single observer forecasting, sometimes called Weather Lore ...

Key term(s)
  • single-station weather forecasting
  • single observer weather forecasting

French

Domaine(s)
  • Prévisions météorologiques et mesure et analyse des données
DEF

Technique de prévision du temps basée uniquement sur les observations d'une seule station.

Spanish

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