Snow Monitoring News

  • LufftPost issue 02-2018 out now!

    In the February 2018 issue of the LufftPost we provide you with some useful reading material in terms of a sensor comparison study and a guide of the latest product novelty as well as an Intertraffic Amsterdam preview. The icy conditions of February are over and the days here are getting longer. We are looking forward to spring and let winter behind us with some reading and event recommendations ...

  • New Generation of laser-based Snow Depth Detection

    Weather services, airports, road maintenance depot, ski resort managers as well as electricity producers can look forward to the new snow depth sensor SHM31 from Lufft. The new sensor is an advancement of the proven SHM 30 which was developed by Jenoptik in mid-2009 and incorporated into the Lufft range of optical sensors in mid-2014. It quickly detects snow depths up to 15 meters. ...

  • Latest LufftPost Newsletter issue available

    True to the motto "After the Winter is before the Winter" we already bear the next winter season in mind. Read in our latest LufftPost newsletter more about a webinar for winter service operators at airports as well as details of our new snow depth sensor SHM31. Enjoy ...

  • New LufftPost Newsletter issue available

    The latest LufftPost Newsletter issue looks back on the innovative month in which we launched two new products. In the May 2017 issue of the LufftPost Newsletters, we look back on the last few weeks which were full of innovations: Get to know our innovative snow depth sensor SHM31 as well as the visibilty sensor VS20k and discover the month's top 3 LufftBlog ...

  • Market launch of innovative snow depth sensor

    A new measuring tool for meteorological services, airports, road maintenance depots, and winter sport regions, as well as for the renewable energy production is now available from Lufft: the SHM31 measures snow depths of up to 15 metres in mere seconds. It is the successor to the tried-and-trusted SHM30, which has been a fixed part of Lufft's range of optical sensors since 2014. ...

  • Lufft introduces laser-based snow depth sensor SHM31

    Some new features of the Lufft SHM31 snow depth sensor include, in particular, the different communication interfaces, which make the sensor fully compatible with Lufft's UMB standards. In addition, the sensor has an integrated window heater for the entry and exit points for the laser beam, as well as an in-built protractor for simple assembly.  The sensor is fitted with the RS232, RD485 ...

  • Webinar: First Introduction of the New Lufft SHM31 Snow Depth Sensor

    You missed our webinar about the first introduction of our new laser-based snow depth sensor Lufft SHM31 with explanation of the measurement principle and the main advantages out of it? No problem - watch the recording now! To the Webinar Recording ...

  • Webinar invitation: Latest technology in Snow Depth Detection - Register now!

    You are invited to our webinar about the first introduction of our new laser-based snow depth sensor Lufft SHM31 with explanation of the measurement principle and the main advantages out of it. Don't miss! DATE: Thu, May 18, 2017 l TIME: 04:00 PM (CEST) This webinar is free for ...

  • Lufft Snow Depth Sensor SHM30 in operation at Yala Glacier, Himalaya

    New project description of meteorological measurement stations at a galcier in the Himalayas, Nepal, which are equipped with Lufft SHM30 snow depth sensors. The solar-powered measurement sites deliver information for glaciological, meteorological, and hydrological ...

  • Netherlands Cloud Height Measured by Sensors from Lufft

    In the near future, the cloud height in the Netherlands will be measured by sensors from the German company Lufft from Fellbach (near Stuttgart). Lufft left no stone unturned, to fulfill all requirements of the recent ceilometer tender of the Dutch royal weather service KNMI. The effort has paid off: ...

  • Satellite measurements show hidden water content of snow

    As spring arrives, many people are generally interested in the snow vanishing. Others are more interested in the water that is stored in the snow layer. Satellite measurements can show the extent and water content of the snow coverage, and where it will melt. Scientists from SMHI are part of a European research project aiming to develop new, simpler ways of using satellite data about snow and ...

  • NASA Opens New Era In Measuring Western U.S. Snowpack

    A new NASA airborne mission has created the first maps of the entire snowpack of two major mountain watersheds in California and Colorado, producing the most accurate measurements to date of how much water they hold. The data from NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory mission will be used to estimate how much water will flow out of the basins when the snow melts. The data-gathering technology could ...

  • Snow load measurement for secure roofs during winter

    Increased security for our customers through our new and unique Snow Scale SSR for snow load measurement on roofs. Based on Sommers experiences in the area "Snow" the brand new Snow Scale for snow load measurement has been developed. Especially after changes in the Eurocodes of snow and ice loads older buildings do not anymore correspond with the new regulation and need an adequate measuring ...


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  • California Snowpack 71 Percent Below Normal

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - California water officials are bracing themselves for a low water summer. After the final snowpack measurements were announced on May 1, Department of Water Resources Director Lester Snow said statewide, the percentage of normal snow water equivalent is at 29 percent. This means the snow level is 71 percent below normal. Electronic sensor ...

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