Science In The Mountains
July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All programs begin at 7pm unless otherwise indicated, and we encourage you to connect early and come with questions!
July 18th at 7pm: The Mount Washington Observatory Regional Mesonet: Meteorological Monitoring Across New Hampshire’s White Mountains
Keith Garrett, Director of Technology; Jay Broccolo, Director of Weather Operations, Mount Washington Observatory
The Mount Washington Observatory Regional Mesonet (MWRM) is a network of 18 remote meteorological monitoring stations that record temperature and relatively humidity, with additional variables at many locations across the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Intense cold, high precipitation amounts, icing, and hurricane-force winds requires rugged instrumentation, an innovative radio-communications relay approach, and carefully selected sites that balance ideal measuring environments with station survivability. Join MWOBS Director of Technology Keith Garrett and Director of Weather Operations Jay Broccolo, to learn about the task of building and maintaining this network, and how data collected from the MWRM informs forecasters, recreationalists and researchers alike.