HMT has traditionally shared real-time data through a web page that included a look-up table of all the NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division (PSD's) observing sites. Given the installation of many new observing sites for the HMT-Legacy Project in California, and the HMT-Southeast Pilot Study, the look-up table became unwieldy. In addition, it was difficult to determine from the table where a particular observing site was specifically located.
Meteorologist Dan Gottas, and data manager, Tim Coleman of PSD worked together to design and implement a new real-time data web page that is based on Google Maps. The new web page is available from the data tab on the HMT website or via the PSD website. Users can apply several filters to view the observing sites, and a map shows the locations of each site based on the user-selected input. The color of the dots representing the sites also gives the status of the observing equipment at the site (i.e., whether or not one or more of the instruments is providing real-time data). A separate web page provides more detailed information about site status. For those who prefer it, access to the old data table is still available. We invite you to check out the new page...and your feedback is welcome!
Contact: Dan Gottas