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9.3: Review

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  • Hundreds of thousands of weather observations are simultaneously made around the world at standard observation times. Some of these weather observations are communicated as alphanumeric codes such as the METAR that can be read and decoded by humans. A station-plot model is often used to plot weather data on weather maps. Map analysis is routinely performed by computer, but you can also draw isopleths and identify fronts, highs, lows, and airmasses by hand.

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