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  • Weather Underground Launches New Australian Radar Features

    Weather Underground, the world's first online weather service, announced today the availability of the company's Australian radar features. Web users can now access a range of interactive maps on ...


    By Marketwire

  • The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research orders MERLIN™ Avian Radar System

    Panama City, Florida, USA – November 2, 2007: The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) has ordered a MERLIN XS2530e Avian Radar System to conduct a multi-year study of a proposed wind farm project in Norway. NINA, based in Trondheim, is Norway’s leading institution for applied ecological research. NINA worked with the SINTEF Group, the largest independent research organization in ...


    By DeTect, Inc.

  • FTS Launches New Radar Stage Sensor

    Our equipment and software are measuring, recording, and analyzing changes in watersheds, national forests, nationwide weather system networks, supply streams for drinking water reservoirs, the waters of fish and wildlife refuges and many other environments. Our monitoring stations reflect three decades of technological advancement focused on our goal of designing and manufacturing the ...


    By FTS

  • Climate change, malnutrition, family farming and agri-food trade on FAO radar

    The impact of climate change on food production figured prominently in the words of FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, as he addressed the opening of the Organization’s Regional Conference for Europe here today, attended by delegations from 46 countries. Graziano da Silva referred to a report released this week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which ...

  • 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 ...

  • Federal Water Scientists Prepare to Weather the Big Storms

    Reston, Virginia - With the start of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, says it is better prepared than before to help the nation cope with the three to five major storms forecast for this year. The federal agency says it can offer improved monitoring of conditions on the ground from flooding and storm surge, enhanced ability to navigate in ...

  • New Pulsar Weather Stations Offer All-in-One Sensor with Multiple Configurations

    Columbia Weather Systems introduces the new line of Pulsar™ Weather Stations, an all-in-one sensor family with multiple meteorological parameter configurations. These high-accuracy, robust sensor modules all include electronic compass for automatic orientation of wind direction. Parameter measurement options ...

  • Easyjet unveils ash detector to end large-scale disruption

    easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today unveils a ground breaking technology that will minimise future disruption from volcanic activity. easyJet will be the world’s first airline to trial a new technology called AVOID (Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector). The system, essentially a weather radar for ash, was created by Dr Fred Prata of the Norwegian Institute for Air ...


    By Nicarnica Aviation AS

  • Our Product Offering to You has Broadened

    We now have an even broader range of products available for integration or incorporation into a system. Hitherto, our products have included meteorological instruments such as humidity, temperature and pressure transmitters, ceilometers, present weather detectors, anemometers, precipitation, visibility and other hydrometeorological sensors. Our new product offering includes, for example, wind ...


  • OTT Hydrometry supports water level event

    OTT Hydrometry, the specialist manufacturer of water and weather monitoring technologies, will participate in a national drainage event near Wisbech on Wednesday 17th July 2013. Organised by the Association of Drainage Authorities, the event provides an opportunity for the suppliers of products and services in the field of water level management to demonstrate their capabilities. A wide range of ...


  • New monitoring network for Scottish ports

    Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries come close to a port, but thereafter depart ...

  • Sopcawind, a Multidisciplinary Tool for Designing Wind Farms

    The SOPCAWIND tool is a piece of software that facilitates the design of wind farms, bearing in mind not only the aspects of energy productivity but also the possible impact the wind farm may have on the environment, radars or other telecommunications systems in the vicinity. It also assesses acoustic noise, the effect of shadow on nearby housing, and applies criteria for heritage protection or ...

  • Easyjet to test avoid ash detection technology through creation of artificial volcanic ash cloud

    easyJet and its partners Airbus and Nicarnica are planning the final stage of testing for the AVOID technology. Last week easyJet flew back a tonne of volcanic ash from Iceland collected by the Institute of Earth Sciences in Reykjavik. The ash, dried to create the consistency of fine talc, will be used in a unique experiment which is planned for this summer. The next phase of testing will involve ...


  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • Epic Victory Takes Flight

    The Victory is an experimental VLJ (Very Light Jet), designed by Epic Aircraft. It is equipped with a single Pratt & Whitney PW600 powerplant and can carry up to 4 people over 1300 miles with a cruise speed of 250kts. The aircraft is the first to feature the HD Skyview Touch for X-Plane - a simulated easy-to-use touch screen. The three EFIS displays come with extensive custom logic to ...


    By Key Technology

  • Take Flight with Bruel & Kjaer

    Brüel & Kjær’s FlightOps is a flight track monitoring service that provides airports with timely access to information about where and when aircraft are flying. The information is used for a variety of purposes such as responding to community noise complaints, reacting to and learning from incidents, and collecting valuable summary flight statistics for use with landing fee ...

  • Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Improve Wind Forecasting

    The Energy Department today announced $2.5 million for a new project to research the atmospheric processes that generate wind in mountain-valley regions. This in-depth research, conducted by Vaisala of Louisville, Colorado, will be used to improve the wind industry's weather models for short-term wind forecasts, especially for those issued less than 15 hours in advance. With access to better ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

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