Figure 2-23.Marine barograph chart.
ink is hygroscopic and will absorb moisture from the
air. When the ink becomes too diluted from absorbed
moisture, the trace will appear washed-out. When
this happens, remove the pen tip, rinse it in freshwater,
blow it dry, replace it on the pen arm, and reink the pen.
A wide pen trace indicates a dirty or damaged pen tip.
Clean and reink or replace the tip as appropriate.
Accuracy Checks and Adjustments
Time and pressure checks are completed at each
synoptic and intermediate synoptic hour, after reading
the 3-hour pressure tendency. At synoptic observation
times, touch the pen arm lightly to make a "tic" mark in
the pressure trace for time checks. Time adjustments
are required when the time is in error by 15 minutes or
more, and pressure adjustments are recommended
when the pressure is off by 1.5 hPa or more.
TIME ADJUSTMENTS.Time adjustments are
made by rotating the chart cylinder until the pen is
marking at the correct time. A time correction entry
should be made on the chart, consisting of an arrow
pointing to the corrected time, the remark "Time Reset,"
and the correct UTC time, such as 1155Z. Remarks may
be made directly on the mounted chart or entered on a
note pad or clipboard near the barograph. If the remarks
arent made directly on the chart, they should be
transferred to the chart after it is removed.
adjustments are made by turning the adjustment knob.
Draw an arrow to the correct pressure and enter the
remark "Pres. Reset," along with the UTC time, on the
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