An observing station from which climatological reports are submitted. There are various categories of station, depending on instrumentation and frequency of reporting, but observations of the main meteorological elements will be made at least once a day (at 09:00 GMT). Certain stations provide tabulations of hourly data derived from automatic instruments (such as barographs, thermographs, etc.), whereas others may report just a single element (e.g. rainfall stations). See also synoptic station.
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.