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  • New ADJ_U* Met Data Option Offers Improved AERMOD Model Results for Many Sources

    The most recent scientific updates to U.S. EPA’s AERMET meteorological data processing tool (version 16216r) include a new regulatory default option, ADJ_U*. This new option, which was officially approved for regulatory use in May 2017 after an approximately three-year beta testing period, addresses a long-standing issue with AERMOD and is of interest to many industries. Below is a summary ...

  • Aquatic Informatics Joins OGC Domain Working Groups on Hydrology and Oceanography & Meteorology

    Aquatic Informatics Inc., a global leader in providing innovative software solutions for water data management and analysis, today announced that it is working with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to create the next generation of standards for hydrologic data exchange. In particular, Aquatic Informatics is working in the following areas: -- The Domain Working Group for Hydrology. This group ...


    By Aquatic Informatics Inc

  • Aquatic Informatics joins OGC domain working groups on hydrology and oceanography & meteorology

    Aquatic Informatics Inc., a global leader in providing innovative software solutions for water data management and analysis, today announced that it is working with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to create the next generation of standards for hydrologic data exchange.  In particular, AI is working in the following areas: The Domain Working Group for Hydrology.  This group is ...


    By Aquatic Informatics Inc

  • TMY – typical meteorological year - What should it represent and what means P50, P70 and P90

    Technical Top Tip courtesy of Suntrace Solar Resource Assessment 1. What is a TMY? A Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) is a data set giving values in high time resolution. It shall well represent the characteristic meteorological conditions of average years at a site. Energy performance calculations to predict the potential annual ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Orbital Systems, Ltd. is exhibiting at the Meteorological Technology World Expo 2016 in Madrid, Spain at the IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, 27-29 Sep 2016

    Orbital Systems, Ltd. will be exhibiting antenna systems and application solutions at the Meteorological Technology World Expo 2016 in Madrid, Spain at the IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, 27-29 Sep 2016.  For additional information or to register for the Meteorological Technology World Expo visit their website ...


    By Orbital Systems, Ltd.

  • Global warming having direct impact on the world`s key fishing grounds

    Climate change is emerging as the latest threat to the world's dwindling fish stocks a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) suggests. At least three quarters of the globe's key fishing grounds may become seriously impacted by changes in circulation as a result of the ocean's natural pumping systems fading and falling they suggest. These natural pumps, dotted at sites across the ...

  • RBI Solar Ground Mount Racking Systems Selected For 28 Mw Sunpeak Project

    NILAND, CA, USA -- RBI Solar, Inc. (“RBI”) has been selected by SunPeak Solar, LLC (“SunPeak”) to supply and install the solar racking systems for a 28MW solar energy generation plant located in Niland, California. SunPeak is the owner of this outstanding project, which will make Niland the first all solar powered ...


    By RBI Solar

  • RBI Ground Mount Solar System is Used for 2.15MW Solar Farm in Cedarville Ohio

    RBI Solar, Inc. (“RBI”), Ohio based solar racking manufacturer, announces the completion of 2.15MW fixed ground mount solar project at Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH. Melink Corporation is the EPC and developer for this project, which will produce enough energy to power over 250 homes. Melink selected RBI’s proven- ...


    By RBI Solar

  • Near-real time snow information

    Satellite information on snow cover is now available through ESA's GlobSnow project soon after it snows. As well as posing a hazard to communities through transportation shutdowns and floods, snow cover is one of the most important elements influencing the planet's climate, meteorology and water systems. Understanding snow conditions helps us to predict floods and advance climate studies. ...


  • Promising results of environment monitoring satellite Jason-2 one week after launch

    One week has gone by since the launch, and everything is going very well with Jason-2. While the satellite is not yet in its final orbit (to be reached on 3 July), the first test measurements and calibrations have started. EUMETSAT, CNES, NASA and NOAA are cooperating to test every component of the ground segment, and results are looking very promising. The first Doris (Doppler Orbitography and ...

  • Pakistani scientists reject flood criticism

    Pakistani meteorologists have rejected claims that last year's flood damage could have been reduced if they had collaborated with a major European forecasting centre. The floods, which occurred last July, killed just under 2,000 people, disrupted the lives of 20 million and damaged a fifth of the country. A study — accepted for publication by Geophysical Research Letters — said that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Antarctic Ozone Bulletin issued

    WMO has published the first issue in the 2015 series of the Antarctic Ozone Bulletin, with information on the state of the ozone layer in Antarctica and surrounding areas. Measurements with ground-based instruments and with balloon sondes from some stations in the Global Atmosphere Watch network show first signs of ozone depletion, according to the bulletin. Satellite observations show that ...

  • Pakistan flood data wasted, say critics

    A huge effort to collect and analyse data on the devastating floods wreaking havoc in northern Pakistan has been severely undermined by a lack of strategies for disaster management and the dissemination of information, scientists and disaster experts have said. The Pakistan Meteorological Department's flood forecasting division provides information on the size and flow of the floods using data ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Vaisala launches new ceilometer for high range cloud detection

    Related application software enables air quality forecastingAtlanta, GA, January 18, 2010) Vaisala introduces a new cloud height detector, the Vaisala Ceilometer CL51 in the American Meteorological Society's Annual Meeting in Atlanta today. The CL51 is designed to measure cloud base height and ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Ozone pollution is declining — but not everywhere

    Ground-level ozone is among the most harmful air pollutants in Europe today. Elevated ozone levels cause health problems, premature deaths, reduced agricultural crop yields, damage to plants in semi-natural ecosystems and corrosion of physical infrastructure and cultural heritage. Troublingly, efforts to combat European ozone levels are achieving only limited success. Although Europe has ...

  • Computer simulation models can predict tropical cyclone formation

    Advanced computer simulation models can predict cyclone formation in the north Indian Ocean a week in advance, an international conference heard. Peter Webster, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology's school of earth and atmospheric sciences, US, told a meet on Indian Ocean tropical ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Instruments at Wageningen University weather station registered solar eclipse

    The monitoring instruments at the Wageningen University weather station clearly registered the solar eclipse despite the thick cloud cover on 20 March. Around 10:36 h a strong reduction in radiation levels was discernible. For the human eye it was perceived as far less spectacular because of its adaptation capabilities. The meteorological instruments in weather station De Veenkampen belonging ...

  • Smaller glaciers more vulnerable

    The report presents the analysis of an on-going research to monitor two central Himalayan glaciers since 2006 - Gangotri, a 30km long glacier; and Kafni, a 4.2km one. 'The rapid decline of smaller glaciers is of concern,' said Ravi Singh, Secretary General & CEO, WWF India. 'These glaciers are perhaps more vulnerable to local climate variations. We see a need for more long- term and ...


  • Research and Markets: Theory of Atmospheric Radiative Transfer

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3zbln9/theory_of_atmosphe) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Theory of Atmospheric Radiative Transfer" to their offering. Aimed at the senior undergraduate and graduate level, this textbook ...


  • Weather Analytics Releases Worldwide Historic, Current and Seven-Day Forecast Snowfall Conditions

    Weather Analytics today announced the launch of a new snowfall climate variable – capable of capturing historical and current snowfall conditions and predicting future snowfall for any area in the world – hour by hour – up to seven days in advance. Available by special order, snowfall variable data is updated on an hourly basis with new information obtained by the National ...


    By Weather Analytics

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