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  • Best service, best expertise: Lufft as supplier of Omenium

    When we decided to design our real-time weather monitoring system, we wanted to be able to offer our customers a complete range of sensors, for all their needs. While there are many companies out there offering a good selection of sensors, not one offered the full line that Lufft offers, and critically, the same level of precision. That motivated us to contact them and from that day, we never had ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Why are Active and Passive Lufft Runway Sensors Always Coupled at Airports?

    46 out of 50 (92%) landing approach accidents occur due to slippery runways (source: The Boeing Company). To prevent weather-related landing accidents, airports are equipped with Aviation Weather Observation System (AWOS) and Ice Detection Systems (IDS). How to keep runway surfaces ice-free? At airports, special chemical de-icing agents such as formic acid with a very low freezing point are ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Why are Active and Passive Lufft Runway Sensors Always Coupled at Airports?

    46 out of 50 (92%) landing approach accidents occur due to slippery runways (source: The Boeing Company). To prevent weather-related landing accidents, airports are equipped with Aviation Weather Observation System (AWOS) and Ice Detection Systems (IDS). How to keep runway surfaces ice-free? At airports, special chemical de-icing agents such as formic acid with a very low freezing point are ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • WMO develops new global satellite strategy to monitor climate change

    The World Meteorological Organization is developing a new vision for using dozens of satellites to monitor climate change and weather. This strategy for an updated space-based Global Observing System will be discussed at a high-level WMO meeting, attended by the world’s space agencies, in New Orleans, USA, on 15–16 January.  At least 16 geostationary and low-earth orbit satellites currently ...

  • Ethiopia’s modernises their meteorological infrastructure with state of the art radar system and instrumentation

    To help reliably monitor and forecast weather, and thus minimize the impact of weather and climate hazards, Vaisala will modernise Ethiopia’s weather and climate observation and forecasting systems. The value of the project is EUR 13 million. Vaisala will deliver a turnkey meteorological solution for the National Meteorology Agency (NMA) in Ethiopia. The project expands the Ethiopian ...

  • Dozens of new satellites planned to monitor climate

    An international strategy for deployment of dozens of new satellites to help scientists better understand global warming got a boost on Wednesday as the world's space and meteorological agencies gave their support to the World Meteorological Organization proposal at a high-level space conference.  Approval came at the end of the two day meeting last week in New Orleans, Louisiana attended by top ...

  • Seventeenth World Meteorological Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 May – 12 June 2015

    The World Meteorological Congress meets once every four years to determine policies and priorities for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It approves long-term plans and the budget, elects the President and Vice-Presidents of WMO and members of the Executive Council, and appoints the Secretary-General. The Congress session takes place from Monday 25 May to Friday 12 June at the Geneva ...

  • Every second counts: the maintenance free WS100 precipitation sensor

    Especially in the cold and wet season, it is vital that operational decisions can be made and implemented within a few seconds. This is especially true for meteorological data evaluations for aviation and road traffic. With the WS100, sensor manufacturer Lufft developed a radar precipitation sensor detecting precipitation types and intensities quickly, reliably and maintenance-free with a ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Pakistan expands glacier monitoring network

    Pakistan is expanding its glacier monitoring network into the higher Himalayas to better assess climate change impacts in the upper Indus basin and related flood hazards. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, helped the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) establish on 10 June the country’s highest automatic weather monitoring station, ...


    By SciDev.Net

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