ESRL Global Systems Division

GPS-Meteorology Observations Increase by 40% in Texas

The GPS Meteorology (GPS-Met) observing system was established by NOAA Research's ESRL/GSD (formerly the Forecast Systems Laboratory) in response to the need for improved water vapor observations to support weather forecasting, climate monitoring, and atmospheric research.

On Nov 1, 2005, the ESRL/GSD GPS Meteorology project increased the number of sites in Texas from 28 to 45; an increase of almost 40%. With the inclusion of these sites, the GPS-Met project is now routinely delivering near-real-time water vapor measurements from about 372 sites. These new stations are now included on the GPS-Met sites map for the NOAA/NWS Southern Region.

The GPS observations used to calculate integrated (total atmospheric column) precipitable water vapor are provided to NOAA by the Texas Department of Transportation. The new sites include Abilene, Bastrop, Bryan, Burnet, Childress, Dallas, Denton, Johnson City, Lufkin, Navarro, Paris, San Antonio, San Marcos, Taylor, Tyler, Victoria, and Waco.

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Name: Kirk L Holub
Tel: 303-497-6642