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Offline billybob

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CWOP: APRS, FINDU and MADIS working together!
« on: July 15, 2002, 05:23:27 AM »
How does CWOP Work?

1.  Data are routinely sent from a weather station to the Ham Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS) servers, typically to arizona.aprs2.net, port 23 (Dick, KB7ZVA) or socal.aprs2.net, port 23 (Phil, AD6NH) which is ahubwest's backup.  Data get to APRS either from the Internet or through Ham wireless digital communications.  Ahubwest checks format and for duplicates and forwards data to FINDU Server,

Ahubwest site:  http://206.97.61.103/

2. FINDU listens for traffic broadcast from arizona.aprs2.net (aprswest) and makes html products and are archived data for up to 10 days.

Sample examples:
* FINDU Station Time Series Page:
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?all=CW0351&last=36&radar=***
Note: add your "CW" ID in place of "CW0351" in above link
* FINDU Station Table Page:
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wx.cgi?call=CW0351&last=36
Note: add your "CW" ID in place of "CW0351" in above link
* FINDU Location Information:
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=CW0351
Note: add your "CW" ID in place of "CW0351" in above link
* Other CWOP/APRSWXNET Stations in your vicinity:
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxnear.cgi?call=CW0351
Note: add your "CW" ID in place of "CW0351" in above link

3. Every 15 minutes, NOAA Forecast System Lab (FSL) retrieves the latest CWOP data and assimilates the data into its Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS). CWOP data are plotted against ASOS and other mesonet weather stations.
Web Page:
http://www-frd.fsl.noaa.gov/mesonet/
* Load the "APRSWXNET" data type to see your reports
Notes:
-- Data displayed with over 10,000 surface observations
-- Will take 1-2 weeks to get the new "CW"s onto NOAA MADIS; database updated every Wednesday afternoon (~23:00GMT)
-- Must first register with Russ (russ@wxqa.com) validating latitude/longitude, elevation, and successfully send data through FINDU/APRS before appearing on MADIS

4. MesoWest: NOAA Teams with the University of Utah's Mesowest to exchange mesonet data, including CWOP, which expands the utility of your weather reports. Mesowest accepts only North American CWOP stations.
Mesowest Station Time Series:
http://www.met.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/meso_base.cgi?stn=C0351
Mesowest Data Quality Assessment:
http://www.met.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/regress_database.cgi?stn=C0351
Note: add your "CW" ID in place of "C0351" (without the "W") in above links
« Last Edit: December 31, 2004, 11:08:02 PM by billybob »
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Offline billybob

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Weather Display APRS/CWOP Setup Page
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2003, 01:49:35 AM »
Hi All:

I have developed a Weather-Display setup instruction page for configuring APRS/CWOP accounts.  Please follow this link and let me know what you think:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/dshelms/wd_aprs_setup.html

Here's the main CWOP Pages:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/dshelms/cwop.html
http://wxqa.com/

Thanks to all Weather-Display users for supporting the Citizen Weather Observer Program!

DaveH
CW0351
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?call=CW0351&last=120&radar=***
Tanterra-Brookeville, Maryland Weather

Offline Weather Display

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CWOP: APRS, FINDU and MADIS working together!
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2003, 10:45:36 PM »
thanks Dave :)

Looks good
But maybe you need to change the image src  width and height html code on the page and or change the original screen shot image to fit the page better, so they are easier to read (i.e not strethched)

Offline billybob

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CWOP: APRS, FINDU and MADIS working together!
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2003, 12:10:25 AM »
Hi Brian,

Good point, I'll fix ASAP!  

Hey, CWOP registered membership is now over 2,200 volunteers from dozens of countries all over the world!  Thanks to you Brian and the Weather-Display community for your support.

Check out the article in "Weatherwise" on Personal Weather Stations in their July/August 2003 edition, including a side-bar in CWOP.
http://www.weatherwise.org/

Cheers,

DaveH
CW0351
Tanterra-Brookeville, Maryland Weather

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All about NOAA FORECAST SYSTEMS LABORATORY
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2004, 11:24:35 AM »
All about NOAA FORECAST SYSTEMS LABORATORY at
http://www-fd.fsl.noaa.gov/ and from NOAA Magazine at
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/magazine/stories/mag115.htm

From
http://www.fsl.noaa.gov/docs/wnew/hotitems/03Oct03.html
Quote
An FSL and CWOP Collaboration Increases Weather Observations for NOAA

The Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) data stream is now being sent from the Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) to MesoWest in Salt Lake City, which in turn forwards the data to all Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) in the Western Region of the National Weather Service (NWS). CWOP is a program of volunteer observers, organized by FSL, who supply and operate their own weather instruments and contribute the real-time weather data to NOAA as a public service. Presently there are over a thousand CWOP data contributors. Their data, along with other mesonet data collected by the FSL MADIS program, are being sent to nearly 70 NWS WFOs across the country, and also to a wide variety of other users, including the National Centers for Environmental Prediction and the National Climatic Data Center. A full list of the MADIS mesonet data providers and real-time displays of the mesonet observations are available from FSL.

From
http://www.fsl.noaa.gov/docs/wnew/hotitems/03Nov07.html

Quote
CWOP Supplies Weather Data for California Wildfire Situation

The Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) supplied a significant amount of the surface weather data that NWS forecasters could access on their AWIPS workstations during the recent wildfires in Southern California. For example, on November 1, 2003, CWOP data represented 15% of the NOAA surface mesonet data within 25 miles of each of three major fires east of Los Angeles, near San Bernadino. For the fires north and south of Los Angeles, CWOP generally supplied 10-15% of the surface mesonet data for NWS forecasters.

CWOP is a volunteer program that acquires real-time surface weather data from amateur radio operators and interested citizens who supply and operate their own home weather stations. These data are collected and made available to a wide range of federal agencies and educational institutions through the FSL Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS). All of the NWS Weather Forecast Offices near the southern California fires received these real-time data throughout the duration of the fires.
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