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

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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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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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.
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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Tanuki

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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.
 
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