The Challenges of Geography and Urbanization,

 

117

   

 The Planetary Boundary Layer Challenge,

 

121

   

 Challenges for Space-Based Observations,

 

124

   

 Global Context and Infrastructure,

 

126

   

 The GOS Ground-Based Sub-System,

 

127

   

 The GOS Space-Based Sub-System,

 

128

5

 

ARCHITECTURE FOR A NETWORK OF NETWORKS

 

130

   

 Measurement Networks,

 

130

   

 Conceptual Architecture of a National Mesoscale Observing System,

 

132

   

 Integration of Disparate Networks, Standards, and Protocols,

 

134

   

 The Global Context: Global Earth Observing System of Systems,

 

136

6

 

HOW TO GET FROM HERE TO THERE: STEPS TO ENSURE PROGRESS

 

138

   

 Planning for the Future: Convening the Stakeholders,

 

138

   

 Improving the Use and Value of Existing Assets: Essential Core Services,

 

139

   

 The Primacy of Metadata,

 

140

   

 Standards for Instrument Sites and Exposures,

 

142

   

 Quality Checking of Observational Data,

 

142

   

 Rolling Requirements Review,

 

143

   

 Augmenting Existing Infrastructure,

 

143

   

 The Role of Observational Testbeds,

 

143

   

 Diagnostic Studies,

 

146

   

 Communication,

 

147

   

 User Interface,

 

147

   

 Identifying a Centralized Authority,

 

148

   

 What the Centralized Authority is Not,

 

148

7

 

ORGANIZATIONAL ATTRIBUTES AND OPTIONS FOR A FULLY INTEGRATED NoN THAT MEETS MULTIPLE NATIONAL NEEDS

 

149

   

 Organizational Models of Existing Mesoscale Networks,

 

150

   

 Organizational Strengths of Today’s Mesoscale Networks,

 

150

   

 Key Attributes of an Idealized Network of Networks,

 

151

   

 Local Issues versus National NoN Opportunities,

 

152

   

 Incentives for Metadata,

 

152

   

 Filling Gaps and Avoiding Redundancies,

 

152

   

 Consistent Data Collection and Archives,

 

153

   

 Core Versus Context of Partner Organizations,

 

153

   

 Intellectual Property Rights and Data Ownership,

 

154



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