Rooftop and ground standard temperatures : a comparison of physical differences
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Accuracy and continuity of surface air temperature measurements are critical for many meteorological activities including short-term weather forecasting, warnings, and climate monitoring. In the United States and worldwide, most air temperature observations have historically been taken at a height of approximately 1.25 to 1.5 meters above the ground over a grass surface. In the last two decades, there has been a rapid expansion of nonfederal weather station networks to support state, regional and community needs. Many of these new weather stations are located on rooftops for reasons of security ...