Water Data Management Solution for Alpine Monitoring - Environmental - Environmental Monitoring

KISTERS has developed a specific version of WISKI with unique benefits for those monitoring Alpine Regions. Some of its advanced features include specialized calculations for measuring precipitation, snow, sediment transport and water balances in catchments.

  • Meteorological Parameters
    • Use wind rose graphs to create direction-dependent frequency representations at different heights
    • Measure air temperature, pressure and humidity at varying heights
    • Capture global radiation, long wave radiation, and surface albedo information
    • Store precipitation and snow information such as height, new snow height, snow weight, water equivalent, and snow temperatures at different depths
  • Hydrological Parameters
    • Spring discharge
    • Tracer dilution measurements
    • Weir measurements methods (Venturi, Thomson, Rectangular)
  • Sediment Parameters
    • Boulder (debris) height, pressure
    • Sediment transport
  • Water Quality Parameters
    • Oxygen content
    • Conductivity
    • Water hardness and turbidity

  • Measuring Methods and Calculations:
    • Totalisator (precipitation and snow calculation in high mountain areas, which can't be observed during winter)
    • Areal precipitation
    • Sediment transport
    • Years cycles (periodic long cyles)
    • Oxygen saturation
    • Special daily mean air temperature/humidity calculations based on 3 defined time-stamps per day (as a basis for the monthly mean values)
    • Wind direction calculation with consideration of of calms
    • Auto validation methods for certain time periods
    • Water balance module in catchment and sub-catchments
  • Store Additional Station Meta Data:
    • Relief
    • Slope (aspect and exposition)
    • Catchment areas (above ground and subterranean, naturally, inlet, derivation, share of glaciation, medium altitude)
  • ArcGIS interfaces for areal analysis of the observed parameters (avalanche alert levels, areal snow heights…)
  • Input masks for snow observers (web based, field notes or handheld)
  • Fast and cyclic remote call of dataloggers installed in mountain areas (communication lines via GPRS, radio)
  • Dam monitoring functions
  • Specialized reports