Sunshine Sensor Deactivated

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
1020 AM EDT FRI SEP 25 2009

...THE SUNSHINE SENSOR AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
JACKSON KENTUCKY WILL BE DEACTIVATED ON OCTOBER 1 2009...

BEGINNING OCTOBER 1 2009...DAILY MINUTES OF SUNSHINE AS REPORTED IN
THE SUPPLEMENTARY CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA MESSAGE /SCD/...WILL BE
DISCONTINUED.

THE FOSTER-FOSKETT SUNSHINE SWITCH SENSOR WHICH MEASURES MINUTES OF
OBSERVED SUNSHINE IS NEARLY 60 YEARS OLD...DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN AND
CALIBRATE. SOLAR RADIATION DATA...CONSIDERED BEING MORE ACCURATE AND
RELIABLE....IS AVAILABLE FROM THE NOAA NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA
CENTER/NCDC/FOR THE NCDC CLIMATE REFERENCE NETWORK/CRN/ AND THE NOAA
EARTH SYSTEM RESEARCH LABORATORY/ESRL/ SURFACE RADIATION
NETWORK/SURFRAD/. THESE DATA CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING WEB
SITES: /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/
HTTP://WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV/CRN/
HTTP://WWW.SRRB.NOAA.GOV/SURFRAD



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