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    What do you guys do w/ all that data that you collect?

    What type of use do you put it to?

    Is there one business or branch of government that you guys work for??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutmeg Weatherman
    What do you guys do w/ all that data that you collect?
    For the most part the summit staff just collects the data. They are weather observers. Almost all of it is digitized either manually or automatically, and archived.

    What type of use do you put it to?
    Well, its weather data. It doesn't talk, it doesn't shovel, and it doesn't clean. It pretty much just sits around. On top of that it becomes an important part of the climate record. Meteorologists and weather enthusiasts find it curiously exciting to look over, especially the normals and extremes. Finally, scientists from around the world use it to satisfy their research needs.

    Is there one business or branch of government that you guys work for?
    The Mount Washington Observatory is a non-profit organization supported by its members. The majority of their operating budget comes from individual and corporate donors.
    Bill
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    Bill's mostly right, but it's important to remember that the whole organization (research staff, meteorologists, museums, and support staff) revolve around the collection of weather data. And these data would be of no use unless they were analyzed and their conclusions published in peer-reviewed journals. Temperature and air quality trends in such a unique, downstream site provide scientists with clues about climate change and other trends.

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