weather data collection Articles

  • How to collect and analyze data from 100,000 weather stations - Case Study

    Want to know what it’s like to analyze massive amounts of data under pressure? Talk to Bryson Koehler, CIO of The Weather Company (which owns the Weather Channel), who must interpret data sets from around the world to predict something as volatile as the weather. If you want to understand what it takes to collect, track and analyze reams of data, just check the weather. There are constant ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Case study - Water quality monitoring and weather data at Pampulha Lake-Brasil

    In 2010, OTT Hydromet's partner in Brasil,  Hexis began working with CETEC. This resulted in the installation of a buoy, equipped with an automatic profiling system, in early 2013. The project’s objective is the continuous monitoring of the lake’s water quality, with focus on improving this by the 2014 World Cup Games.  Adcon, Lufft and OTT technologies (Hydrolab DS5X ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Wet weather flow management

    For years, population explosion, demographic shifts, urbanization, aging infrastructure, limited water resources, and economic development have driven our water market, and with that our world’s need for total water solutions. ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Rugged Tablet helps with Data collection in tornado clean-up - Case Study

    Challenge After a massive tornado wiped out much of the city of Joplin, Missouri, Asbell Excavating needed to find all of the downed transformers, note their location, then go back and clean up the spills before serious environmental damage could occur. Solution GPS points were imported first into an Excel spreadsheet then into Carlson Takeoff, put it on the ...


    By Hand

  • Impact of weather conditions on pipe failure: a statistical analysis

    The occurrence of pipe failures in drinking water distribution networks may be influenced by weather conditions. In this work, a statistical analysis is performed to study the correlations between weather parameters and pipe failure in the Netherlands with the ultimate aim to predict the effects of climate change on network integrity. Failure data from a Dutch national failure database were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Weather Information Service Engine Project (WISE)

    Weather Information Service Engine Project (WISE) is dedicated to resolve urban environmental issues including high-resolution weather forecasting, urban flooding prediction, road meteorology and urban carbon dynamics, and new urban service systems to minimize and mitigate the impacts of natural disasters and climate change on urban dwellers. WISE is targeting South Korea’s capitol, ...


    By Apogee Instruments, Inc.

  • 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

  • Mobile weather sensor MARWIS in operation on airports - Italy - Case Study

    The mobile weather sensor MARWIS is succesfully in operation on several airports in Italy, like Airport Bergamo BGY, Airport Venedig, Airport Triest and others. Customer opinion - Mr. Fabio - Airport Bergamo: The MARWIS from Lufft is a very useful tool to get all necessary runway weather data in real time (for example the thickness of the contaminant, the ...

  • Significance of Landscape Age, Uplift, and Weathering Rates to Ecosystem Development

    The combined roles of chemical and physical weathering have profound effects on the development of terrestrial ecosystems. Landscapes which are tectonically active are rapidly denudated and continually produce nutrient solutes from fresh bedrock. The chemical weathering yields are related to climate, but also to geologic factors such as uplift rates. Long-term nutrient production and the phase of ...


    By Springer

  • Case study - Weather stations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

    For real-time meteorological data at the XXII Winter Olympic and XI Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi from February–March 2014, 29 specialized automatic meteorological stations (AMS) were installed in the areas close to the Olympic sport venues from 2010-2013.  This was in addition to the regular observation network that provided data for the weather now-casting system supplied and ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • TSI dust monitors and Lufft weather sensors make a great team

    Both aerosols and wind speed and direction influence air quality significantly. This is why TSI Incorporated, a world leader in particle measurements, cooperates with Lufft USA in order to provide complete systems to measure PM2.5 (fine dust), PM10 (particles with a maximum diameter of 10 μm) as well as total PM levels. TSI Incorporated offers a variety of aerosol ...

  • The Future of Data Acquisition: Will the Internet`s Cloud-Computing Replace the Data Logger?

    Electronic data loggers have been integral instrument in automation of data collection since their inception with widespread adoption beginning in the 1980’s. Data loggers are used across a variety of industries requiring automated data collection – applications include remote water resource monitoring, weather conditions, machine monitoring, gas and oil projects, building HVAC ...

  • Digging for data on Africa’s climate future

    The cardboard box is covered with a layer of dust so thick it must have been tucked away in this Kenyan basement for decades. The researcher wipes off the dust and rummages through the papers stored inside by someone long since retired. Sheet after sheet of neatly typed paper emerges, the faded rows of numbers detailing rainfall, temperature and wind speed. In a way, the researcher is hunting for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Data Requirements for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    Site soil conditions frequently limit the selection of a treatment process. Process-limiting characteristics such as pH or moisture content may sometimes be adjusted. In other cases, a treatment technology may be eliminated based upon the soil classification (e.g., particle-size distribution) or other soil characteristics. Soils are inherently variable in their physical and chemical ...

  • Continuous Modeling of Wet Weather Strategies Annual Water Quality Results Support a Municipality’s Decision-Making Process

    ABSTRACTAn extensive water quality modeling effort for the City of Columbus Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) was performed in order to evaluate future scenarios to abate combined sewer overflows. This modeling effort was supported by a massive data collection program and employed three different models to analyze the receiving streams. Once the models were selected and calibrated, continuous annual ...

  • Advanced offshore measurements to support wind energy production, weather forecasting, and emergency response

    Sonoma Technology, Inc. (STI), with support from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, is leading a unique partnership of corporate, government, and university researchers to develop a marine environmental observations program in the Gulf of Mexico. The primary goal of this project is to develop a framework of advanced offshore measurements to support emergency response, oil and gas exploration ...

  • Visualizing the stories data can tell

    Scientists and technologists are turning numbers about everything from condors to ocean-floor contours into visual representations of environmental issues. We’re living in an era of Big Data, but too often it’s nothing more than a fire hose of numbers and data sets that most would have difficulty understanding. Increasingly, though, entities such as non-governmental ...


    By Ensia

  • Achieving Reduced-Cost Wet Weather Flow Treatment Through Plant Operational Changes

    ABSTRACTDespite documented I/I reductions in the collection system1, the dynamic hydraulic model for the Trinity River Authority of Texas’ (TRA) Central Regional Wastewater System (CRWS) predicted an increase in the Q2-HR PEAK/QADF ratio at the WWTP from 2.5 to 3.30.2 The 2.5 ratio historical value was known to be artificially low, the result of unintended in-line storage created by hydraulic ...

  • World’s largest compressible media filtration plant eliminates combined sewer overflows, with potential for dry-weather use

    The City of Springfield, Ohio, recently opened its 100 MGD enhanced high-rate treatment facility, designed to treat and disinfect combined high-volume stormwater and wastewater flows generated by wet-weather conditions. Utilizing EPA-documented Compressible Media Filtration technology – FlexFilter™ from WesTech – the system can also provide tertiary filtration and disinfection ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Great Lakes need great Data Buoys

    One recently finished project was performed by the University of Wisconsin and has comprised the depolyment of two data buoys which are both furnished with a multifunctional Lufft WS501-UMB. These weather ...

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