|Kim Elmore, N5OP|
There's a new winter weather "app" available for
Apple and Android mobile devices that helps forecasters get a clearer picture
of ground conditions, and a ham is the leader of the team that developed it.
Dr. Kim Elmore, N5OP, is a research meteorologist with the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and was Principal Investigator on the project
to develop the free "mPING" app.
The ARRL Letter reports that users of mPING, which stands
for "mobile Precipitation Identification Near the Ground," may simply
select the type of precipitation that is falling at their location -- such as rain,
snow, sleet or hail -- and press submit. Time and location of the observation
are automatically included with the report.