fire weather monitoring Articles

  • Early flood warning via SMS

    A citizen’s service that visualises regional flood data, gives the fire brigade additional lead time and informs citizens via SMS in case of emergency: that’s wasserstand.info The website wasserstand.info displays water levels of Austrian rivers located in the state of Lower Austria. So citizens an monitor the water levels proactively ...

  • EEA Signals 2013 - Every breath we take

    Linking science, policy and the public The atmosphere, weather patterns and seasonal variations have long been an object of fascination and observation. In the 4th century B.C., Aristotle’s treatise Meteorology compiled the great philosopher’s observations not only on the weather patterns, but on earth sciences in general. Until the 17th century, air symbolised ...

  • Learning lessons from wildfires, from Texas to Brazil

    “This is unprecedented fire behavior. We’ve never seen conditions like this before. Not a single one of our firefighters has ever faced such extreme conditions.” This statement from the director of the Texas Forest Service makes it clear that the recent wildfires that scorched Texas belong in a new category of disaster. Already, the state’s wildfires this season ...

  • Gas boiler load optimisation controls can rectify dry cycling and reduce energy costs by 25%

    Dry cycling of gas boilers can waste a great deal of energy, even when BMS optimisation is in use. Installing gas boiler load optimisation controls can reduce this waste and help boilers run more efficientlyBuilding engineers, energy and facilities managers tend to overlook that many gas boilers waste energy through dry cycling when they are not actively contributing to the building heating and ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Case Study - TCE Source Area Remediation at a Former Manufacturing Facility Confidential Client – Western Connecticut

    Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS), as a subcontractor to AECOM, completed a Standard Fixed Price Remediation (SFPR) of trichloroethene (TCE) in groundwater in Western Connecticut using Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH). The objective of the ERH project was to achieve the prescribed remediation goal for dissolved TCE in groundwater within the treatment volume. The system ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Trelleborg Harbour Marine helps moor vessels safely at LNG terminals

    Trelleborg Harbour Marine helps moor vessels safely at LNG terminalsSafety is the priority at LNG terminals, which are growing in number inline with an increased demand for the fuel. Like many fuels, LNG is potentially hazardous and to help reduce the possibility of an incident during berthing or when a vessel is alongside a jetty, integrated mooring systems are becoming standard specification. ...


  • The invisible fine dust

    Air is lifeblood. Daily we inhale approximately 15.000 liter. Still, the air contains invisible pollutants, which vary in its composition and concentration depending on the location. Especially the respirable particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 µm (PM 2.5) were considered to be particularly dangerous. According to a current study conducted by the Max Planck Society, ...

  • 55 years of haze: How plane bound for KL overflew to Singapore when it was all hazy on Oct 19, 1961

    Good weather may have kept the haze away from Singapore for now, but it is unlikely that the seasonal plague is gone for good. Plumes of smoke haze have clouded Singapore’s skies almost every year from as far back as the 1960s, with the first haze episode reported on Oct 19, 1961. We look back at 55 years of haze history: 1. When it all started A heavy haze ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • National Grid Winter Outlook Report 2016

    Winter is coming….and the lights will be staying on Since March this year there have been a number of developments that have raised concerns over the ability to meet the UK’s energy demand, particularly during this winter period. A number of unplanned coal plant outages in the first half of the year have tightened supply margins significantly and placed greater strain on ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • CO2 Enrichment in Horticulture... A `Good Life´ for all?

    If you’ve ever watched that classic 1970s TV series, ‘The Good Life’, you might have some idea of the work involved in attaining self-sufficiency. As funny and light-hearted as it was, ‘The Good Life’ offered many insights into the unenviable lot of the vegetable gardener. To its credit, the programme was also ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Rectify dry cycling of gas boilers and reduce energy costs by 25%

    Building engineers, energy and facilities managers tend to overlook that many gas boilers waste energy through dry cycling when they are not actively contributing to the building heating and hot water demand. It is often thought that existing building management systems (BMS) and building energy management systems (BEMS) are optimising the boilers to remove dry cycling. However, the BMS is ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Advanced gas detection technology supports arctic greenhouse gas research

    Enormous quantities of greenhouse gases (GHG) exist within Arctic ice and frozen soils, so with the threat of global warming, a clear understanding of the relationship between GHG in the atmosphere and in the ice/soil is vital because melting of permafrost could cause a dangerous climate tipping point. There can be few more challenging environments for monitoring gases, but PhD researcher Martin ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Advanced Gas Detection Technology supports Arctic Greenhouse Gas Research

    Enormous quantities of greenhouse gases (GHG) exist within Arctic ice and frozen soils, so with the threat of global warming, a clear understanding of the relationship between GHG in the atmosphere and in the ice/soil is vital because melting of permafrost could cause a dangerous climate tipping point. There can be few more challenging environments for monitoring gases, but PhD researcher Martin ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Responding to audit surprises

    An audit is a systematic and documented investigation to determine if prescribed processes are functioning as intended. We audit to find out whether processes are working properly, where they are not working properly, and how to address identified gaps. No matter how diligent the staff is in following procedures, there are nearly always revelations indicating needed corrections and opportunities ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The Clean Energy Voyage

    The United Nations Climate Convention meeting in Warsaw, Poland, comes with less than two years to go for governments to deliver on their promise of a universal new agreement by 2015 - this is the time for ambition rather than caution to define the international climate negotiations. We have in some ways been here before: the Copenhagen UN climate conference was also scheduled to deliver a ...

  • Top 7 Causes of Mold in Commercial Properties

    Mold growth within commercial buildings is a common concern for building occupants, as it has been linked to a number of health effects and can be found lurking within the walls and within ventilation systems, oftentimes going undetected for long periods of time. Here are the top seven causes of mold in commercial properties and what you need to know to prevent them. Improper Operation and ...


    By Karl & Associates Inc.

  • Mixed Oxidant Replaces “Cocktail” of Chemicals in Power Plan

    Cooling Tower Water Systes Synopsis In 2010 NIPSCO installed two MIOX RIO Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) chlorine generator systems on two of the four cooling towers at R.M. Schahfer Generating Station.  After switching to MIOX for cooling tower water treatment, the two towers experienced minimized algae growth, better biocontrol and lower Legionella counts, ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Nebraska emergency management agency raises performance, saving time/money/energy with ESS` hosted solution

    For over 15 years, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has been using ESS crisis management software and services. NEMA is responsible for emergency planning and response across the state's 93 counties with about 37 full time employees and a few interns. Located in FEMA Region VII with Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, Nebraska faces severe blizzards, floods and storms each year ranking 5th ...


    By IHS

  • Farewell, 2012. You taught us much.

    This year has been one of those worst-of-years and best-of-years. In its failures, there are signs of hope. An unprecedented stream of extreme weather events worldwide tragically reminded us that we’re losing the fight against climate change. For the first ...

  • 7 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2014

    Earlier this month, WRI launched its “Stories to Watch in 2014.” All years are important, but decisions made in 2014 will have a striking impact for decades to come. Here are seven potential game-changers: 1) The Year of Cities: How Will They Grow? ...

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