Weather Sensors Articles

  • Mining Emissions Effectively Monitored with Micro Pulse LiDAR Technology

    Mining operations include blasting, excavating, scraping, and sifting large amounts of dirt. These activities create dust and other emissions that are transported by air currents to surrounding areas. It is easy to say that dangerous particulate matter (PM) generated by mining should be monitored and kept to a minimum; however, it is very challenging to measure the levels of contaminants in the ...

  • Poject Urban Observatory - Newcastle, UK - Case Study

    Summary: 55 AQMesh pods are being used across Newcastle and Gateshead as part of a project to provide a digital view of how cities work. Location: Newcastle, UK Date: September 2018 - Present Customer: Newcastle University / Urban ...


    By AQMesh

  • PoliSpectra M116 Provides Simultaneous Acquisition Breakthrough in UV-NIR Spectroscopy

    HORIBA Scientific, global leader in OEM Gratings, Miniature CCD spectrometers and Scientific Camera systems and solutions, just announced a new fiber-coupled multispectra system capable of simultaneous measurement of up to 32 channels. The PoliSpectra® M116 MultiTrack Fiber Spectrometer features a concentric optical design with UV ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • KNMI purchased 50 units of CHM15k - Case Study

    Long before automated weather stations were available, weather and clouds were already observed visually by officially trained and certified meteorological observers. Today, there are still human observers active in many weather services around the globe. Observers look at the sky and estimate cloud fraction in octa and the height of the cloud base. This provides essential information for ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Russian weather service relies on Lufft weather sensors - Case Study

    On the recommendation of the Russian Lufft partner Meteo-Sensor, the Hydro-Meteorological Center of Russia in Moscow recently installed an automatic weather station equipped with the Lufft compact weather sensors WS100 and WS500. The weather data delivered by the weather sensors are publicly available on the Center’s homepage. Here many ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Lufft Wins Road Weather Tender in Estonia - Case Study

    In a tender issued by the Estonian Road Administration (ERA), Lufft sensors were able to prevail against their competitors. Six new sets of road weather sensors (Visibility Sensor VS2k, Weather Sensor WS300, Precipitation Sensor R2S and Wind Sensor VENTUS) were installed by Teede Tehnokeskus in November 2018 along federal roads in ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Lufft weather sensors in Taichung Central Park Taiwan - Case Study

    The new developing Taichung Central Park is located at the old military Shuinan Airport that will transform into an environmental friendly leisure, industries and business centre. During its construction it's equipped with more than 100 sets of the Lufft WS500 and WS502 weather sensors delivering info on ambient temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed as well as ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Old container, new station: WS600 part of air quality measurement system in Kutaisi - Case Study

    An AQM station including a Lufft WS600 all-in-one weather sensor was installed by our local system integrator ELKO LLC in Kutaisi, Georgia in May 2017. It was mounted on an existing measurement container provided by the customer LEPL National Environmental Agency. The system consists of a Fidas® 200 fine dust monitor and immission measurement system detecting PM2.5 and PM10 particles from ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • OTT Pluvio²L in use for a research project in Antarctica - Case Study

    Close to McMurdo Station in Antarctica, researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research are investigating methods to measure the accumulating snowfall in the harsh Antarctic environment. These measurements are important to better understand the potential for sea level rise in the future due to climate change. Measuring snowfall in the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • RWIS in Geislingen, South Germany helps to make the traffic safer - Case Study

    In the South German City Geislingen, a road weather system has been providing important data on road weather conditions and environmental conditions since the beginning of 2016. A non-invasive NIRS31 ground sensor, a WS400 compact weather sensor and a camera are the most important components of the station. In addition, a MARWIS mobile road weather sensor is also in use, which provides additional ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • StaRWIS installation in St. Gallen, Switzerland - Case Study

    The city's civil engineering office equipped St. Gallen in Switzerland with an innovative road weather system. It consists of the contactless surface sensor StaRWIS delivering the road conditions dry, damp, wet, icy, snow-covered, critically wet and chemically wet. Furthermore, it is able to output road surface temperatures, water films up to 6 mm, dew point temperatures, relative humidity, ice ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Ultrasonic sensors reduce chemical usage

    The innovative Sonic Spray attachment from farm equipment manufacturer Gillison’s Variety Fabrication, Inc. (GVF) uses Senix ultrasonic object detection sensors to detect orchard trees and precisely control the application of sprayed materials. Sonic Spray growers use 25% to 40% less spray ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Community Airport - Case Study

    Small airports are often only served by a wind sock, which are hard to see when you’re flying back into town. Dyacon weather stations can provide advisory information through text message and Weather Underground. The Preston, ID airport station is installed in sandy soil using stakes to secure the tripod. The weather station uses a rain gauge, ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • Mining Emissions Effectively Monitored with Micro Pulse LiDAR Technology

    Micro Pulse LiDAR is an effective tool for monitoring and measuring dust and emissions produced by mining operations. Mining operations include blasting, excavating, scraping, and sifting large amounts of dirt. These activities create dust and other emissions that are transported by air currents to surrounding areas. It is easy to say that dangerous particulate matter (PM) generated by mining ...

  • Alert system for Heavy rainfall inaugurated in Bavarian municipality - Case study

    With the help of an early alert system for heavy rainfall installed throughout Bavaria, the citizens of the federal state are fighting floods. Installed in 2017 and extensively tested in the meantime, it was officially inaugurated for the municipality of Adelsdorf on June 20. Especially after a storm on Corpus Christi (31 May), this was an important step towards dealing with the increasingly ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Lufft Rain Gauge & Weather Sensor at Miriam College in Quezon, Philippines - Case study

    The Miriam College, an exclusive girls school in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines inaugurated their new Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center (HSSIC) in September 2016. It is the Philippine's first integrated makerspace, where a community of learners can gather to tinker, discover, create, collaborate and find solutions to various problems utilizing the tools provided in its different work ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Why are airport security measures becoming increasingly important?

    General air traffic has increased significantly in recent decades, so that more and more people prefer to travel by air. The high volume of passenger flights places particularly high demands on safety. But which factors are highly relevant with regard to flight safety? It’s self-evident that technology, in particular, has a major influence on the safety of passenger aircraft. All technical ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Lufft weather sensors are used where others failed

    The ski lift in Visperterminen Rothorli leads from the village through pinewoods to the 2300m high winter sports region. On August 15, 2018 a Lufft WS600 weather station was installed and put into operation. Its main task is to provide the lift staff and piste team with climate data in winter. The data ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Flow Analysis – Meteorological Technology International Magazine Published Article

    Many complex political, social, environmental and scientific challenges impact water resources. Snow telemetry (SNOTEL), one of the world’s largest meteorological networks, working under the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides critical stream flow predictions for the understanding of hydrology in western USA. For more than 100 years, predicting stream flow has been important for ...

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