Weather Stations Articles

  • Hurricane Isaac caps off America’s summer of extreme weather

    This post was co-authored by Forbes Tompkins, an intern with WRI’s Climate and Energy Program. This post is part of WRI’s “Extreme Weather Watch” series, which explores the link between climate change and extreme events. Read our other posts ...

  • Acoustic and Insulated Sheeting

    Powerclad Acoustic and Insulated sheeting systems are insulation materials laminated to scaffold sheeting for temporary weather protection and containment applications. Powerclad provides an effective system for controlling noise on construction sites and conditioning the working environment in both hot and cold climates. The Flame Retardant grades are ...

  • Technical brief - containment for industrial services in marine, offshore & petrochemical sectors

    Conventional scaffold sheeting is an established method of providing temporary containment and weather protection for scaffold structures.  Material selection should reflect the application, the anticipated weather conditions and the expected duration of the project.  Furthermore, stringent Flame Retardant requirements for covering materials are specified on most projects. There are ...

  • Extreme weather events and road and rail transportation in Germany

    Civil protection authorities, transport companies and operators need detailed information about the impacts of weather extremes on transportation systems in order to adapt risk and emergency management strategies. Due to the lack of data for Germany a pragmatic strategy to establish links between extreme weather events and adverse effects on road and rail transportation is proposed exploiting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dispersion model input parameters from numerical weather prediction or synoptic observations

    Regulatory dispersion modelling uses hourly synoptic observations (OBS) from a nearby station. Alternatively, hourly Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) data are useable in air quality management. In parallel runs, OBS data and NWP (two grid scales, ∼60 km and ∼12 km) were input to the meteorological pre–processor of the Met Office NAME III dispersion model. Frequency distribution results for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enabling Multiple Serial Ports on dataTaker Data Loggers

    Versatile Automated Solutions for Serial Logging Applications CAS DataLoggers engineers identify the best methods for enabling a dataTaker to read multiple serial devices. These methods are useful for serial logging applications that require data logger users to record data from multiple sensors by means of sending a dataTaker retrieval command to each. Common serial logging applications ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Weather and climate change: a game with loaded dice

    The past decade has been one of unprecedented weather extremes. Scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany argue that the high incidence of extremes is not merely accidental. From the many single events a pattern emerges. At least for extreme rainfall and heat waves the link with human-caused global warming is clear, the scientists show in a ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 2011: A Year of Weather Extremes, with More to Come

    The global average temperature in 2011 was 14.52 degrees Celsius (58.14 degrees Fahrenheit). According to NASA scientists, this was the ninth warmest year in 132 years of recordkeeping, despite the cooling influence of the La Niña atmospheric and oceanic circulation pattern and relatively low solar irradiance. Since the 1970s, each subsequent decade has gotten hotter -- and 9 of the 10 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Improving surface-based precipitation phase determination through air mass boundary identification

    Most hydrological models apply one empirical formula based on surface air temperature for precipitation phase determination. This approach is flawed as surface precipitation phase results from energy exchanges between falling precipitation and air in the lower atmosphere. Different lower atmospheric conditions cause different precipitation phase probabilities for near-freezing temperatures. Often ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mount Washington Observatory - USA

    The Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, USA, is one of the oldest weather observatories in the world. Located in the White Mountains, it is a non-profit and educational institute whose purpose is to maintain a permanently staffed observatory atop Mount Washington and to use this unique station and other facilities to conduct programs of environmental observation and technical research, ...

  • Check List of Mobile Auto Detailing Equipment

    Mobile auto detailing calls for special tools and machinery. While fixed location auto detailing businesses are not limited by space, fuel and water restrictions, or client location conditions, the same does not hold true for mobile auto detailing businesses. They are required to travel to the client site, usually a parking lot at their home or business.  In this way, they clean the maximum ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Transfer stations rural transfer station design

    Since small transfer stations in rural or tribal settings receive considerably lower volumes of waste and customer vehicles than large urban or suburban facilities, many of the design criteria will simply not apply. Cost frequently is a major consideration for small rural transfer stations, limiting what can be done. Consequently, rural transfer stations are often uncovered or partially covered ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Gill MetPak II weather station used to protect maltese prehistoric temples case study

    Weather data provided by the Gill MetPak II Weather Station increases understanding of the affects of weather and climate on stone structures. The Gill MetPak II Weather Station is being used as part of a comprehensive air monitoring system at a prehistoric temple site for the Maltese Department of ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • Variability of E. coli density and sources in an urban watershed

    The objective of this study was to characterize the variability of Escherichia coli density and sources in an urban watershed, particularly to focus on the influences of weather and land use. E. coli as a microbial indicator was measured at fourteen sites in four wet weather events and four dry weather conditions in the upper Blackstone River watershed. The sources of E. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Meteorological data from numerical weather prediction or observations for dispersion modelling

    Synoptic observations of wind speed, direction, cloud cover, precipitation and temperature are inputs to regulatory dispersion modelling. Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) data generated by national meteorological services are easily formatted for dispersion models. Changing from observations to NWP data raises concerns amongst regulators and model users – how might impact assessments differ if ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Real time, high resolution regional weather and air quality forecasting system in West Macedonia, Greece

    This paper presents an overview of the University of Western Macedonia's (UoWM) operational model for predicting the prevailing meteorological and air quality conditions on a high resolution (2 × 2 km²) scale. The MM5 – SMOKE – CMAQ has been suitably parameterised with respect to the particular geographical and climatic characteristics of the region of West Macedonia. The system is designed to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Estimating daily pan evaporation from climatic data of the State of Illinois, USA using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) and artificial neural network (ANN)

    Evaporation is a major component of the hydrological cycle. It is an important aspect of water resource engineering and management, and in estimating the water budget of irrigation schemes. The current work presents the application of adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) and artificial neural network (ANN) approaches for modeling daily pan evaporation using daily climatic parameters. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Summer hydroclimatology of an extensive low-gradient wetland: Polar Bear Pass, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, Canada

    Polar Bear Pass (PBP) (75°40′N, 98°30′W) is considered a critical wetland area for migratory birds, caribou and muskox. Little is known of its climatology and hydrology. Here we evaluate both the short-term and long-term summer climatic record for this wetland. A 10 m high automatic weather station (AWS) was established here 27 years ago, and in 2007 this centrally located AWS was supplemented by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Lufft WS200 wind sensors on a research station in the Antarctica - Case Study

    Base Orcadas is an Argentine scientific research station in the Antarctica. It is located on Laurie Island, one of the South Orkney Islands (Spanish: Islas Orcadas del Sur), at 4 meters (13.1 ft) above sea level and 170 meters (558 ft) from the coastline and is the oldest one there which is still in operation. The nearest port is the Argentine city of Ushuaia, which is 1,502 km (933 mi) away. ...

  • Copula-based depth-duration-frequency analysis of typhoons in Taiwan

    Typhoons are an inevitable and frequently occurring natural hazard in Taiwan which cause severe economic damage and loss of life. The common practice for flood-mitigation planning and design uses univariate frequency analysis. However, separate univariate analysis cannot reveal the significant relationship among correlated variables. This study therefore employs copulas to construct the joint ...


    By IWA Publishing

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