Figure 1.1 Cartoon depicting some major observing systems used by the atmospheric and oceanographic communities. Observations from raob, pibal, aircraft, and land surface stations are discussed in Chapter 3; ship, buoy and other oceanographic data are discussed in Chapter 4; and, polar-Orbiting and geostationary satellite data in Chapter 5. (Adapted, with permission, from a H. Jean Thiebaux illustration.)

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