The Sterling Field Support Center (SFSC)
provides operational support to field personnel through a
combination of sensor testing, analysis and contact center support.
Sterling revolutionized the meteorological community by developing
the infrastructure and algorithms required to completely automate the
Unites States' Upper Air and Surface Observing Systems.
The staff of the SFSC is comprised of a diverse mix of
Meteorologists, Electrical Technicians, and Engineers. Collectively, SFSC
personnel have many years of practical experience working with NWS sensors
and related equipment.
What We Do
The SFSC is responsible for the
research, testing, and development of a variety of meteorological
systems. These systems include the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS),
Radiosonde Replacement System (RRS), and Cooperative Observer Program (COOP).
The SFSC also provides technical and logistical assistance to field personnel for
a variety of small and medium sized projects.
Organized facility tours are the best way to understand the activities
of the facility. Contact the SFSC Site Manager to arrange a tour for your group or organization.