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SINOBAS, a tool for collaborative mapping applied to observation of “singular” weather phenomena
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dc.contributor.authorGutiérrez Rubio, Deliaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorRiesco Martín, Jesúses_ES
dc.contributor.authorPonce Gutiérrez, Salvadores_ES
dc.identifier.citation15th Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society and the 12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (2015)es_ES
dc.descriptionPóster presentado en: 15th Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society (EMS) /12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM) celebrado en Sofia, Bulgaria del 7 al 11 de septiembre de 2015es_ES
dc.description.abstractSINOBAS stands for the Spanish words for “System for reporting singular atmospheric observations” and is also a tribute to one of the first scientifics involved in studying the atmosphere in Spain, D. Manuel Rico y Sinobas, who lived in the 19th century. The system is aimed to facilitating citizens collaboration in reporting weather events that we have named as “singular”, meaning local (not extended over a wide area), infrequent (not happening frequently), of significant intensity and with a potential to cause high social impact. The tool is a Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) system, based on Google maps, where citizens help to building a data base of weather phenomena like tornadoes, water spouts, funnel clouds, gustnados, dust devils, downbursts, gust fronts, heat bursts, slope winds, severe hail, flash floods, heavy snowfall, snow avalanches, freezing rain and unusual maritime phenomena like local raisings of sea level. The system is of particular interest for amateur meteorologists, and is a good example of what is called “citizen science”. SINOBAS not only permits to consult the data and to incorporate new reports, but in parallel the system maintains a twitter account that provides a very promt communication channel with the public. This last tool is of particular interest for nowcasting, because it can provide our forecasters a very fresh and enthusiastic input about existing weather conditions, particularly when significant weather phenomena happen.es_ES
dc.publisherAgencia Estatal de Meteorologíaes_ES
dc.rightsLicencia CC: Reconocimiento–NoComercial–SinObraDerivada CC BY-NC-NDes_ES
dc.subjectFenómenos meteorológicos singulareses_ES
dc.subjectFenómenos meteorológicos adversoses_ES
dc.subjectObservación meteorológicaes_ES
dc.subjectSingular atmospheric observationses_ES
dc.subjectMeteorological observationses_ES
dc.titleSINOBAS, a tool for collaborative mapping applied to observation of “singular” weather phenomenaes_ES
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