Weather Forecasting Articles

  • How risk assessments can make a city more resilient to weather extremes

    Balancing water supply and demand—while addressing current and future vulnerabilities to extreme conditions such as drought—is essential to safeguarding the wellbeing of our communities. Is your city at risk? Identifying where cities have problems and determining how much is at risk is the first step to becoming a strong, resilient city. In states like California, water shortage is ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • 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

  • Simulated impact of climate change on hydrology of multiple watersheds using traditional and recommended snowmelt runoff model methodology

    For more than two decades researchers have utilized the snowmelt runoff model (SRM) to test the impacts of climate change on streamflow of snow-fed systems. SRM developers recommend a parameter shift during simulations of future climate, but this is often omitted. Here we show the impact of this omission on model results. In this study, the hydrological effects of climate change are modeled ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Big data and hydroinformatics

    Big data is popular in the areas of computer science, commerce and bioinformatics, but is in an early stage in hydroinformatics. Big data is originated from the extremely large datasets that cannot be processed in tolerable elapsed time with the traditional data processing methods. Using the analogy from the object-oriented programming, big data should be considered as objects encompassing the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Companies face hurdles to address climate risks

    A growing number of major global companies are assessing the risks posed by climate change, but many still struggle to translate climate data into actions to improve resilience, according to a new report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). “Weathering the Next Storm: A Closer Look at Business Resilience,” released today at Climate Week NYC, examines how companies ...

  • Can nature help reduce the impacts of climate change?

    Building and managing a well-planned network of natural areas might provide an effective and, in many cases, cheaper solution for coping with natural disasters such as floods or landslides. A new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) explores how ‘green infrastructure’ can help Europe prepare for and reduce the loss from weather- and climate-related hazards. ...

  • UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study

    UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study The Crown Estate’s Offshore Wind Operational report 2015 shows there has been a gradual increase in the load factor for the UK fleet since 2004 on the back of more productive wind turbines, wind farms being built at windier sites and improved plant availability. The Crown Estate manages UK sovereign ...

  • 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.

  • 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

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