Weather Forecasting Articles

  • Lufft ceilometers used in large meteo networks of DWD & KNMI - Case Study

    In 2015, two big tenders were won by Lufft – one from the “KNMI” (Dutch Royal Weather Service), and the other one from the biggest German Weather Service “DWD” (“Deutscher Wetterdienst”). Both of them were looking for a cloud height sensor capable of measurements up to 12 kilometers into the sky.  The Lufft CHM 15k can detect different cloud layers ...

  • Weather forecasting under extreme conditions in Russia - Megafon Russia - Case Study

    The National Weather Service in Russia has about 1.800 weather stations which are distributed over the entire area of Russia. That's not enough to cover weather extremes everywhere. So the Russian National Weather Service wants to create a compression ratio of measurement points. In order to achieve the budget targets, our customer decided to buy our all-in-one sensor WS600-UMB. According to ...

  • 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.

  • Evaluation of climate change impacts on extreme rainfall events characteristics using a synoptic weather typing-based daily precipitation downscaling model

    Climate change has impacted all phenomena in the hydrologic cycle, especially extreme events. General circulation models (GCMs) are used to investigate climate change impacts but because of their low resolution, downscaling methods are developed to provide data with high enough resolution for regional studies from GCM outputs. The performance of rainfall downscaling methods is commonly ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What became of the radio amateurs’ weather station in Ravensburg?

    In November 2015, the chairman of the German Radio Amateurs Club’s (DARC) local association in Ravensburg, Germany introduced himself and explained how we helped to realize one of their dreams by sponsoring a professional WS601-UMB weather sensor. In the following article he shows us how the station has ...

  • Technology Can Help Fleets Manage Potential Weather Disruptions

    Hurricane Matthew is serving as another lesson for the U.S. trucking industry on the important role technology can and should play in operating in and around storm-affected regions. More than a million residences and businesses lost power in Florida alone, and at least 38 people died as a result of Matthew’s winds and torrential rains, 19 of them in North Carolina where widespread ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Urban pluvial flood prediction: a case study evaluating radar rainfall nowcasts and numerical weather prediction models as model inputs

    Flooding produced by high-intensive local rainfall and drainage system capacity exceedance can have severe impacts in cities. In order to prepare cities for these types of flood events – especially in the future climate – it is valuable to be able to simulate these events numerically, both historically and in real-time. There is a rather untested potential in real-time prediction of urban ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Synapsys Solutions SIP weather interface

    Synapsys scores a first for football Synapsys, the leader in developing and supplying innovative BMS communication interfaces, has scored a goal with the installation of what’s thought to be the UK’s first automated control system for under soil heating at one of the country’s most prestigious sports venues. The system is part of an intelligent, integrated ...

  • Third-largest LPG Retailer in Brazil Implements SAP

    Supergasbras has done it: the Brazilian LPG retailer migrated its logistics IT from obsolete insular solutions to a modern SAP landscape with automated processes throughout the country. The roll-out was successfully conducted with no interruption or impairment of day-to-day operations. With SAP SDM (Secondary Distribution Management), the downstream company has optimised its logistics processes ...


    By Implico Group

  • Corporate Injury Reporting

    Are more people-centric metrics needed? A new study by Corporate Knights has looked at 4,469 large companies on 45 different stock exchanges to determine their level of voluntary reporting in 2014 in relation to seven sustainability-based performance indicators Their study reveals that only 19% of these companies were disclosing their injury rates compared to 62% who published ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Weather Data Has Multiple Uses in Water Management

    According to their website, Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD) is "proud of its role in managing the water in its jurisdiction and using technology, intelligence and hard work to ensure the best possible balance for man and nature.” As part of this management and use of technology, Orion Weather Stations are located at Jordanelle Dam and Utah Lake Pumping Station with three ...

  • Growing Hope, A Climate Change Report

    While the world’s leaders met in Paris for COP21, the World Forestry Center convened 26 leading organizations working to address climate change in the region and worldwide. They discussed the role of global forests in addressing climate change, and interviewed The Climate Trust to showcase how they are #GrowingHope. Mik McKee, The Climate Trust’s Senior Forestry Analyst ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • Defining the balance in Recycling report

    Our report examines industry sectors to show how businesses can focus on generating quality recycling by following the principles of the waste hierarchy. In the current climate there’s a huge global market for materials of the right quality and this provides a real opportunity for those businesses that produce consistently high quality material for recycling. Growth in global recovered ...


    By DS Smith Recycling

  • Business Continuity Management: Weathering the storm

    Business Continuity Management (BCM) outlines the minimum requirements needed to keep vital functions operating during an emergency or shutdown, to allow an organization to weather unexpected storms. BCM identifies risk, threats and vulnerabilities that could impact an organization’s continued ...


    By IsoMetrix

  • How better weather forecasting can help stretch water supplies

    Reservoir managers look to storm predictions to make smarter choices about dam operations Last year, New York City faced an unusual situation. An epic winter in the city’s Delaware River watershed brought heavy snow and very little rain. Stubborn cold meant there was no snowmelt to refill water-supply reservoirs, even as the city’s 9.5 million residents were draining them dry. A ...


    By Ensia

  • Why development should focus on climate adaptation

    Just as climate change disproportionately affects the poor, so must efforts to reduce its toll. One of the biggest threats to a thriving world today is that the world’s poorest people face disproportionate risk from climate change. ...


    By Ensia

  • Stage‐dependent and sex‐dependent sensitivity to water‐soluble fractions of fresh and weathered oil in the marine copepod Calanus finmarchicus

    Acute toxicity differs between species but also varies within a species. Important intraspecific factors are the exposure duration and properties of the animal such as life stage, sex, and physiological status. In the present study, the acute toxicity of water‐soluble fractions (WSFs) from fresh and artificially weathered oil was followed over time in different life stages of the calanoid ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Weather SDM: estimating snow density with high precision using snow depth and local climate

    Snow density is an important measure in hydrology used to convert snow depth to the snow water equivalent (SWE). A model developed by Sturm, Tara and Liston predicts the snow density by using snow depth, the snow age and a snow class defined by the location. In this work this model is extended to include location and seasonal weather-specific variables. The model is named Weather Snow Density ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How great are the risks posed by climate change?

    The UK government says that climate change poses risks that demand to be treated as seriously as the threat of nuclear war. Scientists from the UK, US, India and China say in a report commissioned by the UK that deciding what to do about climate change depends on the value we put on human life, both now and in years to come. One of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • This remote region of India is becoming a model of climate resilience

    Climate change is inherently a global phenomenon, but changing weather patterns are more often felt at the regional and local level. And as the United Nations and others have reported, the impacts of global warming will disproportionately impact those living in developing countries with ...


    By Ensia

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