[LINK] WOW - A new web service for all Australians (BOM online weather community in Australia)

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Thu Feb 13 16:20:31 AEDT 2014

But, it's actually a British website.  http://bom-wow.metoffice.gov.uk/

On 2014/Feb/13, at 11:30 AM, Carl wrote:

> http://www.bom.gov.au/wow-support/
> About WOW
> WOW is for everyone interested in weather who wants to share and 
> exchange information in an online community environment. It's a great 
> resource for weather enthusiasts, educators, farmers, gardeners and 
> anyone with an interesting weather photo or weather fact to contribute.
> How you can 'share your weather' and make a difference
> The independent information you submit to WOW increases knowledge of 
> weather and climate, as well as raising awareness of unrecorded weather 
> events. This leads to better informed communities, in remote, regional 
> and local areas.
> Your weather information really counts!
> Here are some of the things you can do right now on WOW:
> Submit regular manual and automatic weather observations
> Upload photos or one-off 'quick' reports such as "it is hailing now", 
> "it is foggy" or "there is a thunderstorm"
> View data on maps, and also in tables and graphs
> Compare your weather to local Bureau Automatic Weather Stations (AWS)
> A dedicated Australian entry
> WOW's success in the UK has led the Bureau of Meteorology to work with 
> the Met Office (the UK's National Weather Service), to trial an 
> Australian entry-point to WOW
> History - in the making
> WOW was developed by the Met Office. It was released in 2011 to provide 
> a hub for UK weather observations, helping educate children about 
> weather and encourage further growth in the UK's amateur weather 
> observing community.
> In November 2012 WOW won "Best Use of Cloud Services" and "IT Project 
> Demonstrating Most Effective Use of Collaborative Technology" at the 
> prestigious UK IT Industry Awards.
> WOW's popularity continues to grow with an average of over four million 
> observations being received every month. Please view, or register and 
> start submitting your observations and help make WOW a success in 
> Australia.
> Carl
> (Disclaimer: I work for the BOM, but had nothing to do with this.)
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