radiometer News

  • New Applications Fuel Higher Demand for Radiometers

    Radiometrics Corporation, a privately held company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, has announced successful deployments of its MP-3000A microwave radiometer system for wind energy and utility load forecasting applications. Additionally, an MP-3000A recently deployed with the U.S. National Weather Service is providing crucial ...


    By PRWeb

  • Improved reliability and accuracy with the new CVF4 Ventilation Unit

    Ventilation of radiometers improves the reliability and accuracy of the measurement by reducing dust on the dome, removing dew and rain droplets and melting frost and snow, which would otherwise affect the measurement. Kipp & Zonen introduces the CVF4, a new ventilation unit for its pyranometer and pyrgeometer range. The CVF4 is the best ventilation unit currently available for ...


    By Kipp & Zonen

  • ASTM international weathering and durability committee at work on field pyranometers standard

    While standards for outdoor calibration techniques for solar radiometers exist, there are currently no general standards that deal with issues of indoor calibration transfers between radiometers of different design. A proposed new ASTM standard, ASTM WK27263, Test Method for Indoor Transfer of Calibration from Reference to Field Pyranometers, will address in detail issues associated with ...

  • Introducing the new hand-held display unit: METEON

    The latest addition to the Kipp & Zonen product portfolio, METEON is primarily intended to display real-time radiation values in Watt per square meter or PAR in micro Moll per square meter per second. The integrated data logging function and can store up to 3500 samples. It stores minimum, maximum and average values per logging interval. The light weight, small size and long battery life make it ...


    By Kipp & Zonen

  • NASA Soil Moisture Radar Ends Operations, Mission Science Continues

    Mission managers for NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory have determined that its radar, one of the satellite's two science instruments, can no longer return data. However, the mission, which was launched in January to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed, continues to produce high-quality science measurements supporting SMAP's objectives with ...

  • NASA launches groundbreaking soil moisture mapping satellite

    NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory, a mission with broad applications for science and society, lifted off at 6:22 a.m. PST (9:22 a.m. EST) Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a United Launch Alliance Delta II ...

  • HACH LANGE to launch new products at WWEM 2008

    HACH LANGE (stands 52 & 53) will launch a number of exciting new water sampling and analysis technologies at WWEM 2008 in Telford on 5th and 6th November. NEW PRODUCTS being launched at the event include the Bühler 1000 portable water sampler which has just received MCERTS approval and is able to store samples for up to 72 hours at 4 Deg C without freezing.  In addition pH, ORP and ...


  • September launch for ESA`s water mission

    Following confirmation from Eurockot Launch Services that they will launch ESA's SMOS mission on 9 September this year, the satellite has just been taken out of storage – providing an opportunity for the media to view the satellite before it is prepared for shipment to the launch site in Russia. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is the next Earth Explorer in line for ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Future SI standard for solar irradiance delivered to Switzerland

    Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have installed a Cryogenic Solar Absolute Radiometer (CSAR) at the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC) in Switzerland. CSAR is expected to replace the current standard for Direct Solar Radiation, significantly improving our knowledge and confidence for global climate research. Direct ...

  • Climate studies to benefit from 12 years of satellite aerosol data

    Aerosols, very small particles suspended in the air, play an important role in the global climate balance and in regulating climate change. They are one of the greatest sources of uncertainty in climate change models. ESA's GlobAerosol project has been making the most of European satellite capabilities to monitor them. Using data from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer-2 on the ERS-2 satellite, ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Mapping Earth`s soil moisture with NASA

    Professor Dara Entekhabi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to lead a science team designing a NASA satellite mission to collect global soil moisture measurements and other data seen as key to improving weather, flood and drought forecasts and predictions of agricultural productivity and climate change. At present, scientists have no network for gathering soil ...

  • New sun tracker with integrated GPS: SOLYS 2

    SOLYS 2 is a completely new sun tracker from Kipp & Zonen. It has Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) levels of performance and reliability. It brings to the sun tracker market distinctive design, innovative features, performance, quality and unprecedented ease of use. Increasing interest in solar radiation monitoring Interest in high quality solar radiation monitoring is increasing in ...


    By Kipp & Zonen

  • Soil moisture and ocean salinity (SMOS) satellite forms three-pointed star in the sky

    Following the launch of ESA's SMOS satellite on 2 November, the French space agency CNES, which is responsible for operating the satellite, has confirmed that the instrument's three antenna arms have deployed as planned, and that the instrument is in good health. During launch and the first few orbits around Earth, the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) instrument's antenna arms remained ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • NASA Cold Weather Airborne Campaign to Measure Falling Snow

    Beginning Jan. 17, NASA will fly an airborne science laboratory above Canadian snowstorms to tackle a difficult challenge facing the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission -- measuring snowfall from space. GPM is an international satellite ...

  • ESA signs EUR 263m earth monitoring satellite contract

    The European Space Agency and Astrium GmbH have signed a contract worth EUR 263 million to provide the EarthCARE satellite, the sixth Earth Explorer mission of ESA’s Living Planet Programme. As prime contractor, Astrium GmbH is responsible for the satellite’s design, development and integration. The contract was signed on Wednesday in Berlin on the occasion of the International Aerospace ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • NOC helps predict the monsoon

    The NOC is to play a key role in a UK-India collaborative project to predict monsoon rainfall over India by studying ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal. Today a team of scientists arrive in India in preparation for an expedition on an Indian research ship, deploying robot subs to determine the ocean’s role in the South Asian monsoon. The NOC participation in fieldwork will be undertaken ...

  • Lufft announces new weather sensors WS510- and WS700-UMB

    At the end of this year, the German measurement and control technology company Lufft launches two new smart weather sensors on the market. Thereby, Lufft enhances its portfolio and completes the WS-family with the sensors WS510-UMB and WS700-UMB. With the development of the new measurement sensors, Lufft penetrates into the solar market and responds to the needs of its clients worldwide ...

  • Søren Holst appointed as new Managing Director of Brüel & Kjær

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of Søren Holst as Managing Director of Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S. Brüel & Kjær develops and manufactures the world’s most precise and advanced technology for measuring and managing sound and vibration and Søren looks forward to the tasks ahead: “Brüel & Kjær ...

  • Earth Networks to Launch Boundary Layer Monitoring Network to Provide Critical Insight for Weather Forecasters and Aid Renewable Energy Sector, Aviation and Other Markets

    Earth NetworksSM , the operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks, announces the deployment of a new monitoring network for the continuous collection ...


    By Earth Networks, Inc.

  • Glacier-melting debate highlights importance of satellites

    The intense public debate on how rapidly the Himalayan glaciers are retreating highlights the necessity for the constant monitoring of glaciers worldwide by satellites. Since glaciers are among the most reliable indicators of climate change and because they can have a major influence on water availability, knowledge of the recent changes and future behaviour is of great interest for climate ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

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