Near Real-Time Climatic Data in Illinois

by John Vogel, Illinois State Water Survey, Climate, Information Unit, Champaign, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age


The need for making real-time climatic data available for use was recognized in Illinois, and a concerted effort began in 1983 to develop a system for collecting and disseminating near real-time climatic data and information. The prototype system utilizes a microprocessor and microcomputer (ALTOS 8600) with software written in C-language on a Xenix operating system. This information provides the nucleus for the CLimate ASsistance Service (CLASS) (1). The user, only needs a modem and a printer, a terminal, or a personal computer for access.

Subject Headings: Weather forecasting | Computer software | Data collection | Hydrologic data | Computer aided operations | Information systems | Climates | Databases | Illinois | United States

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