Does the Observatory provide daily forecasts?

Does the Observatory provide daily forecasts?

| February 23, 2014 | Reply

The Observatory does not forecast the weather. That is the job of the National Weather Service and other meteorologists. We gather, record, and distribute weather data, some of which is provided to the National Weather Service as input to their computerized weather forecasting models. The climate data we provide helps broadcast meteorologists and others give […]

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Are there fees to access and use that data?

Are there fees to access and use that data?

| February 23, 2014 | Reply

 The ASOS data from the NWS is available on-line for free and is also streamed to end users who subscribe to WSI or other weather information providers. Our Daily Discussion which is a summary of the prior full day and the manual observations of 0700, 1000 and 1300 is e-mailed to many meteorologists and atmospheric […]

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Who uses the data you collect?

Who uses the data you collect?

| February 23, 2014 | Reply

The data we collect is provided to many users in a variety of ways. The data has been used in courtroom cases, for medical research, and in protecting our marine resources from contamination. As a benchmark climate station our data is especially useful to researchers studying long term climate trends. Whereas “weather” is usually thought […]

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Why do you need so many anemometers?

Why do you need so many anemometers?

| February 21, 2014 | Reply

One of the key aspects of Blue Hill Observatory is that we maintain homogeneous data. By having multiple instruments we are able to ensure data is never lost and that all the instruments are working correctly.  Some of the instruments are official, some are back-up, and others are used for educational purposes. We sometimes receive […]

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