Carbone, Richard E. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Earth Observing Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado.
Businger, Steven Department of Meteorology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Variables, processes, and phenomena
- Sampling considerations
- Instruments, observing systems, and platforms
- Remote sensing
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
Devices that measure or estimate properties of the Earth's atmosphere. Meteorological instruments take many forms, from simple mercury thermometers and barometers to complex observing systems that remotely sense winds, thermodynamic properties, and chemical constituents over large volumes of the atmosphere.
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