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  • Met One Instruments, Inc. introduces the next generation in airborne particle counting instrumentation

    Met One Instruments Inc., is pleased to announce the availability of the Model 804 handheld 4-channel particle counter – the latest in a line of innovative measuring equipment for detection of particulate contamination in controlled environments. The 804 enables the user to record 4 channels of simultaneous data from a selection of 7 sizes ranging 0.3 micron to 10.0 micron.   Met ...

  • IAEA to coordinate major exercise to test nuclear accident response

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was set to coordinate a major exercise to test the response to a simulated accident at Mexico´s Laguna Verde nuclear power plant on the 9th July. 74 IAEA Member States and 10 international organizations join the 48-hour drill to evaluate national and international preparedness for a possible nuclear or radiological emergency. As this will only be ...

  • Global warming greatest in past decade, say researchers

    Researchers confirm that surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere were warmer over the last 10 years than any time during the last 1300 years, and, if the climate scientists include the somewhat controversial data derived from tree-ring records, the warming is anomalous for at least 1700 years. 'Some have argued that tree-ring data is unacceptable for this type of study,' says Michael ...

  • Biral MET Expert Contributes to New Philosophical Trans A Paper

    Entitled the ‘Effects of the March 2015 solar eclipse on near-surface atmospheric electricity’, Alec Bennett’s article is amongst 16 other exploratory research articles within the paper which explore the many issues and effects of eclipses on the weather. The paper includes work from professionals across the industry, whose work analyses surface, balloon and satellite ...

  • Global initiative to provide climate services for society gains momentum

    Progress in rolling out operational climate services vital to help countries and communities cope with long-term climate change and associated extreme weather events is set to receive a boost at an intergovernmental meeting to consider a road map for future action. The Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services holds its first session 2 to 5 July 2013 to discuss ...

  • Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and the University of South Florida Among Recipients of $9 Million to Examine Extreme Weather

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing a total of $2,238,053 to three universities across the Southeast for four research projects examining the impacts of extreme weather on air and water quality. The recipients include the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Mississippi State University and the University of South Florida. The grants are part ...

  • El Niño Expected to Strengthen Further: High Impacts, Unprecedented Preparation

    A mature and strong El Niño event, which is contributing to  extreme weather patterns, is expected to strengthen further by the end of the year, according to the latest Update from the World Meteorological Organization. Peak three-month average surface water temperatures in the east-central tropical Pacific Ocean will exceed 2 degrees Celsius above normal, placing this El Niño ...

  • KISTERS Using New OGC Standards

    KISTERS presented its final results of the Surface Water Interoperability Experiments #1 and #3 to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in Boulder, CO this past week. The end result of this work was KiWIS (KISTERS Web Interoperability Solution), the first commercially available and robust service module on the market. Used in combination with WISKI or Hydstra, KiWIS is able to both consume and ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Governments to take decisive action for climate adaptation at World Climate Conference - 3

    The international community has an unprecedented opportunity to take action for adapting to current and future climate at World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), from 31 August to 4 September 2009. Some 1 500 policy-makers and decision-makers from more than 150 countries will interact with scientific experts to take practical steps to adapt to climate variability and change. To date, some 20 Heads of ...

  • 2014 confirmed as Australia’s third warmest year on record

    The Australia Bureau of Meteorology confirms Australia has recorded its third warmest calendar year since national records began in 1910. Assistant Director for Climate Information Services, Neil Plummer, said 2014 was characterized by frequent heatwaves and warm spells, and a notable reduction in cold weather. “Much of Australia experienced temperatures very much above average in 2014, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • KISTERS acquires Hydrological Services Ltd Sydney

    The acquisition of Hydrological Services Ltd (HS) by KISTERS Group became effective from 01.01.2015. HS is now part of the KISTERS group, but maintains its separate identity and function. KISTERS further expands its product portfolio by integrating the newly acquired HS into the global KISTERS Group. HS measurement devices and sensors are perfect add-ons to the existing KISTERS product range. ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • South Asia lacks long-term climate change data

    South Asian countries sorely lack the long-term data needed to ascertain climate change impacts, a leading non-governmental organisation has said. "Impacts need long-term data to corroborate future trends, but these do not exist," Sunita Narain, director of the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment, said at a media workshop on climate change last week (24 November). "South Asian ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ultrasonic wind sensors for the DWD`s maritime monitoring network come from Lufft

    In a call for bids for the renewal and extension of ultrasonic wind sensors in the maritime monitoring network of the German Weather Service, the ultrasonic wind sensor Ventus from the Fellbach-based manufacturer of environmental measuring equipment won the day against all competitive products. In meteorology, the DWD - Germany's largest weather service - is considered a major reference ...

  • First continuous air quality monitoring stations for Faroe Islands

    The Environment Agency of the Faroe Islands together with the municipality of Tórshavn has installed two ambient air quality monitoring stations as part of its commitment to monitor the environment and provide air quality data to the public and other interested parties. The stations, which were supplied by Air Monitors Ltd, provide continuous meteorological measurements and air quality ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • El Niño expected to be strongest since 1997-98

    A mature and strong El Niño is now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is likely to strengthen further. This year’s El Niño event is the strongest since 1997-1998 and is potentially among the four strongest events since 1950, according to the latest Update from the World Meteorological ...

  • Lufft wins innovation award of Baden-Württemberg

    The measurement and control technology company Lufft was selected as one winner of the “Dr. Rudolf Eberle Prize” at “Haus der Wirtschaft” in Stuttgart. The award includes prize money of 10.000 Euros. With the innovation of its new mobile road sensor MARWIS, the company from Fellbach triumphed over a field of 77 competitors. Peter Hofelich, the state secretary of the ...

  • Teledyne RD Instruments Supplies Russian Government with Equipment for Large-Scale Hydrologic Project

     Teledyne RD Instruments, a global leader in acoustic Doppler current profiling and navigation innovations, has announced that it has supplied the Russian government with more than 60 acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) and other equipment for a large-scale hydrologic project in partnership with the World Bank.   Called the Second ...


    By Teledyne RD Instruments

  • 25 years ago - Europe`s first Earth observation satellite was launched

    As the launcher carrying the ERS-1 Earth observation satellite of the European Space Agency thunders into the night sky in the early hours (03:46 CEST) over the spaceport near Kourou (French Guiana), none of those present could know then that they were watching the launch of what would become the prototype of all modern European Earth observation satellites. The ERS-1 ...

  • Sutron Corporation Consummates Acquisition of IPS MeteoStar, Inc.

    Sutron Corporation (NASDAQ: STRN), a global leader in hydrological, meteorological, and oceanic monitoring products, systems, software and services, announced today that it has consummated the transaction to acquire substantially all of the commercial and operating assets of IPS MeteoStar ("IPSM") for a cash purchase price of $4,175,000, subject to a partial escrow to secure certain ...


    By Sutron Corporation

  • RainWise Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation

    RainWise, manufacturer of precision meteorological instruments, was incorporated in 1974. Our founder, John Baer, was a charismatic man and prolific inventor credited with many patents including the clutch mechanism that, to this day, is used in every photocopier that uses a clutch. In 1974, John obtained the original US patent for the Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge. Although the patents on the Rain ...


    By RainWise Inc.

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