climatological measuring News

  • New climatology on clouds and radiation from weather satellite data

    The properties and distribution of clouds around the globe are important to climate research. There is now a 28-year compilation of clouds and radiation – a cloud climatology – based on data from polar satellites. The Earth’s climate is largely determined by incoming solar radiation. Clouds help to reflect some of the radiation away. “Roughly 30 per cent of the ...

  • 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: ...

  • The HygroPalm22 cased set – all you need for precise measurements

    Bassersdorf, 5th August, 2010  - The HygroPalm22 is regarded as the perfect hand-held measuring unit for checking climatic parameters. Its usable ranges are  0...100 %rh / -10..60 °C, and all psychrometric calculations are possible. The probe can be changed in seconds, and a mini-USB interface allows connection to a PC.   The case contains all the accessories needed for users ...


    By ROTRONIC AG

  • Vaisala's reference radiosonde for climate change measurement entered a prototype phase

    (Atlanta, GA, USA, January 18, 2010) As a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement and a pioneer in its field, Vaisala is committed to research on climate change by providing the best possible measurement tools and leading competence.In response to demand from the international scientific community, Vaisala is developing a reference radiosonde, an important ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Winter and Summer, Arctic Sea Ice Is Shrinking

    SUITLAND, Maryland, (ENS) - The extent of Arctic Sea ice has been declining for the past 33 years, according to a new analysis of satellite data by experts at the U.S. National Ice Center. A tri-agency team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard, based in Suitland, say ...

  • Vaisala wins a major contract from US National Weather Service

    Vaisala to deliver more than 1000 ceilometers over the next 5 years to the US NWS. The National Weather Service (NWS) contract with Vaisala covers the delivery of over a thousand ceilometers, cloud height measurement instruments, over the next 5 years. Vaisala ceilometers will be integrated into National Weather Service’s Automated Surface Observing System network. “We are extremely ...


  • CASELLA WINS FIRST INDONESIAN ORDER FOR AGRICULTURAL AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATIONS

    Working in conjunction with distributor, PT Inter Pasific Cemerlang, workplace and climate monitoring specialist, Casella Monitor (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100), has won an order for 14 Agricultural Automatic Weather Stations (AAWS) from the Bureau of Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics in Indonesia. The AAWS units, which are funded directly ...


    By Casella

  • Lufft delivers more than 100 Ceilometers to German Weather Service (DWD)

    The DWD (Deutscher Wetterdienst meaning German Weather Service) is convinced, that a large number of cloud height sensors CHM 15k from the company G. Lufft will be used in the future. In a tender starting in September 2014 the meteorological institute stated, that overaged models will be replaced by over 100 ...

  • US and Portugal sign agreement for climate research collaboration

    The United States signed an agreement with Portugal today to launch the installation of a portable climate observatory on Graciosa Island in the Azores.  The mobile observatory will obtain measurements of cloud and aerosol properties from the island’s marine environment for 20 months, beginning in May.  The measurements are expected to greatly enhance scientific understanding of the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ASTM D5741 - 96(2011) standard practice for characterizing surface wind using a wind vane and rotating anemometer

    This practice will characterize the distribution of wind with a maximum of utility and a minimum of archive space. Applications of wind data to the fields of air quality, wind engineering, wind energy, agriculture, oceanography, forecasting, aviation, climatology, severe storms, turbulence and diffusion, military, and electrical utilities are satisfied with this practice. When this practice is ...


    By ASTM International

  • Losses from Natural Disasters Reach New Peak in 2011

    During 2011, 820 natural catastrophes were documented around the world, resulting in 27,000 deaths and $380 billion in economic losses, according to data compiled by Munich Reinsurance Company and analyzed in the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs series. The number of natural catastrophes was down 15 percent from 2010 but was above the annual average of 790 events between 2001 and 2010, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Malawi met society places more orders for Casella automatic weather monitors

    The Malawi Met Society is once again calling upon workplace and climate monitoring specialist, Casella Monitor (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100), for automatic weather stations and hydro rainfall loggers. Also known as the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services, the Malawi government department currently uses around 27 Casella ...


    By Casella

  • Luffts MARWIS Product Film recognized with international prizes

    For all those who haven’t watched the film about the advantages of the mobile road sensor MARWIS yet, it’s now time the latest: A few days ago, two international awards went to the creators of the MARWIS film. They originate from the two most important festivals of the independent and short film industry. Thus, the filmmakers from NCP Film, whom Lufft again gave its trust, have ...

  • 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 ...

  • Record CO2 levels signal sizzling summers

    With a little help from that natural cyclic phenomenon El Niño and a lot of help from humans, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere will exceed 400 parts per million (ppm) not just for the rest of the year, but probably for a lifetime. And as carbon ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Verisk Companies 3E and AER Win EBI Business Achievement Awards for Environmental Information Solutions

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, and Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), a leading provider of weather risk management solutions, today announced they have both won Business Achievement Awards from Environmental Business Information publications for their ongoing commitment to developing ...


    By 3E Company

  • 2006 Was the Sixth Warmest Year Ever

    GENEVA, Switzerland (ENS) - Globally, the year 2006 is estimated to be the sixth warmest year since recordkeeping began in 1880, according to records maintained by member governments of the World Meteorological Organization, WMO. Final figures will not be released until March 2007. Following established practice, WMO’s global temperature analyses are based on two different ...

  • Climate change in Quebec - adapting to the unknown

    A clear message emerges from the Quebec chapter of the Natural Resource Canada Report, From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate; many of the inevitable impacts of climate change on the province are difficult to predict which makes adaptation strategies difficult to develop. According to the report all projected climate change scenarios for Quebec "remain tinged with ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Imtech to boost the solar energy industry in Peru

    Gouda - Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) is going to give a boost to the solar energy industry in Peru as part of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS). It involves two pilot projects in a school and a hospital in the village of Sibayo, in the Colca Canyon in the Andes mountains. The company will be working alongside ...


    By Royal Imtech N.V

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