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weather station network Applications

  • Fire Weather Networks , Wildfire Supression

    Every year, 35 million hectares —or about 1% of the world’s forests— are lost to wildfire. Recently in North America the area burnt by wildfires has increased sharply, while regions like Southeast Asia and South America have seen a rise in the number of land-clearing fires and other escaped wildfires in equatorial forests. The extraordinary costs of fire suppression activities are matched only by the damages to property and ecosystems these fire wreak—in South America, this loss is estimated at $1.6 billion...

    By FTS based in Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

  • WS200 Weather Station Data Management

    The new WS200 is a reliable and cost efficient Windows® based data management system for controlling, monitoring, automatic collection, and data transmission of metrological and hydrological networks.

    By Felix Technology Inc. based in Concord, ONTARIO (CANADA).

  • Wildfire Management

    When wildfires do occur, knowing accurate weather conditions at the location of the fire not only provides a powerful tool to help control the fire, it also helps save lives. Since data from a fixed RAWS station network may not provide the granularity needed, fire management agencies will position several FTS Quick Deploy portable RAWS around the perimeter of the fire. Because they can be set up or dismantled by one person in under 15 minutes, they can be re-positioned as needed. During a wildfire, firefighting...

    By FTS based in Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

  • Fire Danger Rating / Forecasting

    For various reasons, including the changing global climate, wildfires are getting bigger, more destructive and more expensive. Effective, consistent and reliable detection of climate parameters is the key to preventing wildfires and managing the impact they have. Our equipment resides for decades in solitary confinement generally in very remote areas (often at the tops of mountains or deep within a national forest), constantly measuring and recording weather data. Once per hour, this data is transmitted back to...

    By FTS based in Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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