During the Business Meeting at the 2019 AASC Annual Meeting, held in Santa Rosa, California June 25-27, AASC members unanimously approved the Guidelines and Best Practices for Mesonet Operation as an official document of the AASC. You can download a pdf of the entire document here.
This document was developed over the last two and a half years by the AASC Mesonet Steering Committee, specifically, by the Meteorological Data and Metadata Subcommittee and the Functional Standards and Practices Subcommittee.
We hope you will find this a useful guide, whether you are working to establish or operate a mesonet, or simply interested in best practices for climate monitoring.
You can download a pdf of the entire report here. Published each June for the prior year, The State Climatologist is AASC's annual compendiu describing the programs and activities of all state climate offices throughout the United States who have achieved designation as an AASC-Regcognized State Climate Office (ARSCO). These are state climate offices that have demonstrated the highest standards for applied climate service, as outlined by the AASC. Reports from state climate offices aspiring to achieve ARSCO designation are also included, as well as a report from our federal partners at NCEI.
The American Association of State Climatologists advances the development and delivery of science-based climate services at the state and local levels. AASC works to support a society in which climate-sensitive decisions are guided by science-based information derived from historical and current observed climate and scenarios of future climate.