Remote Automated Weather Stations (RAWS) (RAWS)

Updated 2012-07-25

Support wildland fire management and protect life and property through the accurate measurement, recording and distribution of fire weather environmental data.

Time frame

Project time span
1970 -
Data collection
1970 -
Data processing
1970 -
Data reporting
1970 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Herb Arnold, Bureau of Land Management

Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Wind speed, wind direction, peak wind speed, peak wind direction, precipitation, air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Dept of Agriculture (NRCS), US Forest Service (USFS), US Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US National Park Service (USNPS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), US National Association of State Foresters (NASF), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

With NOAA for access to Geostationary Operations Environmental Satellite (GOES) data. Networks:

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project

Involves US Federal, State and local stakeholders in wildland fire management.

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