BoM weather maps are still drawn by hand. Who knew?

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Ramshead, Mar 23, 2017.

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    Ramshead

    Ramshead Well-Known Member

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    Rush

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    No comment.
     
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    Richard

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    wow!

    I can see the obviously strong link between drawing your own and being a better meteorologist, but it's hard to imagine that it can continue as a relied-upon method for media publishing going forward - way too labour intensive.
     
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    DidSurfNowSki

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    How's your handwriting ?
     
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    Snow Blowey

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    Thank fark. The world is full of numpties blindly accepting computer output as undisputably correct - even when it is so clearly incorrect - of implies detail which goes way beyond it's usefulness or the accuracy of the data it is based on.
     
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    Ramshead

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    Yeah I kinda feel that way too, which is why I posted. A bit of data, a bit of vibe, a bit of humanity. Me likey
     
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    Jellybeans1000

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    Isn't that a comment.
     
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    Tanuki

    Tanuki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Base data vectors i.e pressure points / dot points appears printed? Joining the dots to form Isobars done by hand.
     
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    Red_switch

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    We teach this to first year physical geography students. As mentioned, it's a good way to get them to actually pay attention and think about data from individual stations.

    Didn't realise BoM was still hand-drawing maps operationally though, cool to see. Wonder if the Metservice here in NZ do the same.