Definitions for "AMe DAS"
AMeDAS (Automated Meteorological Data Acquisition System), commonly known in Japanese as "アメダス" (amedasu), is a high-resolution surface observation network developed by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) used for gathering regional weather data and verifying forecast performance. Begun operation on November 1, 1974, the system consists of about 1,300 stations with automatic observation equipment. These stations, of which more than 1,100 are unmanned, are located at an average interval of 17 km throughout Japan.