Update December 4, 2008
PW Estimates from PBO Network
We are pleased to announce that the COSMIC program is now routinely
including approximately 80 stations from the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO)
in our near real-time analysis of GPS data within the continental United States.
These data are well distributed across the western US and should provide a
substantial improvement in the characterization of water vapor in this
undersampled region of the country.
You can see an animation of the most current PW estimates overlaid upon
a GOES IR image through this link:
The PW estimates from these sites can be accessed through our normal data
paths (ldm, ftp, and via the web). More information can be found through
the following link:
Acknowledgements to PBO staff and UNAVCO for their efforts in augmenting
these sites with surface meteorology sensors and rapid data downloading.
A second set of acknowledgements to the people here at COSMIC who
helped incorporate these stations into our SuomiNet analysis.
Posted by The SuomiNet Team.
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