Measurements at NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory stopped following the recent eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano, when lava flow blocked staff access and took out power lines to the facility.
Under an emergency agreement, NOAA and the University of Hawaii have established a temporary measurement site at the nearby Mauna Kea volcano for the critical CO2 record and other atmospheric measurements taken at the observatory.
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National Weather Service Honolulu Forecast Office
The Max/Min Temperature Unit records 24 hour Maximum/Minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit. The Standard Rain gauge records 24 hour rainfall in hundreds of an inch.
The data is measured manually by MLO personnel and and relayed to the Honolulu Forecast office by telephone through the ROSA system.
The temperature and rainfall data are transmitted daily via telephone to the Honolulu Forecast office through a network called PRONET which is entered in the AWIPS computer bank to be used as a forecasting aid.
The data are used by the Forecast Office as a guide in updating their forecast. The data are mainly used as “real time” data.
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December 23, 1998