wind monitor News

  • Blowin` in the wind

    MIT students and staff worked together last month to install wind-monitoring equipment on a lighting post in the west campus athletic fields to evaluate whether to erect a wind turbine there in the spring. The planned turbine, a Skystream 3.7 with a rated output of 2.4 kilowatts, about enough to power an average home, is a gift from Philip Deutch as a tribute to his father, Institute Professor ...

  • NASA To Launch Ocean Wind Monitor To Space Station

    In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA's QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean-surface wind speed and direction. The ISS-RapidScat instrument will help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring, and understanding of how ocean-atmosphere interactions influence ...

  • Popular TV Programme trusts XL2 for Noise Monitoring of Wind Farms

    Eco Eye, Irelands longest running and most successful environmental documentary series recently turned their attention to Wind Energy using the XL2 sound level meter and weather protected microphone to monitor noise from one of Irelands largest wind farms. In the episode broadcast on the 10th February titled ‘Greening our Electricity’ the renowned Irish journalist Duncan ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • New ocean monitoring system provides safe and efficient information on water and wind

    Mariners can now get free real-time information on water and wind conditions for the Port of Gulfport, Miss., from a new NOAA ocean observing system at the port. The NOAA Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) at Gulfport provides observations of currents, water and air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed, gusts and direction through an easy-to-use Web portal at ...

  • Wind Iris Lidar Installation at Caracoles Wind Farm

    With assistance from RNRG team member Dale Lamell, Ventus Ingenieria recently installed a Wind Iris nacelle-mounted Lidar at the 20MW Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay. The Wind Iris is being used to monitor turbine performance and offer optimization solutions for the project. Here's an overview of the trip, told in pictures: RNRG and Ventus arrive at the Caracoles wind farm ready to install a Wind ...


    By NRG Systems

  • Ultrasonic wind sensors for the DWD`s maritime monitoring network come from Lufft

    In a call for bids for the renewal and extension of ultrasonic wind sensors in the maritime monitoring network of the German Weather Service, the ultrasonic wind sensor Ventus from the Fellbach-based manufacturer of environmental measuring equipment won the day against all competitive products. In meteorology, the DWD - Germany's largest weather service - is considered a major reference ...

  • Turningpoint and FreeWave Technologies Partner to Mitigate Wind Turbine Failure Through Vibration Monitoring Solution

    AWEA WINDPOWER CONFERENCE, (Booth #1209) -- FreeWave Technologies, (http://www.freewave.com), manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, today announced that it has been selected by Turningpoint  (http://www.turningpointwind.com/) as its wireless data communications partner for its market-leading turbine vibration ...


    By FreeWave Technologies, Inc

  • First global wind speed data from UK TechDemoSat-1 open new prospects for weather monitoring and forecasting

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite. This demonstrates the potential of this technique to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and ...

  • M2M for wind turbines – Microtronics Homestory

    In the light of the globally increasing energy demand, renewable energy sources are becoming more and more important. “Clean” energy however is not only an industrial trend. Also private persons are looking for ways to produce “home-made” energy. Machine-to-Machine technology contributes to an optimised energy management. Roman Baminger, Customer ...

  • Innovative anemometer and wind direction sensor

    US Manufacturer of wind sensors Barani Design is expanding its portfolio of wind sensor solutions. The new wind speed sensor (anemometer) integrates a high response electronic ...


    By BARANI DESIGN

  • Outdoor Noise Monitoring with XL2

    A tailored solution for outdoor noise monitoring is now available for the XL2 Sound Level Meter. The new outdoor measurement microphone M2230-WP and the heavy-duty outdoor case ideally complement the XL2 system for unattended noise monitoring.  ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • PV Monitoring: Smart Solar Monitoring with Smart Weather Sensors

    A PV installation should earn money. But only if all system components operate without faults, the owner can reap the maximum benefits. That´s why you can only be sure if your system works properly, if you track environmental data in comparison to your actual output, which smart solar monitoring systems offer. Webinar about Increasing Efficiency with ...

  • Soil climate monitoring in Antarctica

    Antarctica, the coldest place on earth, has an area of about 14 million sq. km. About 98% of the continent is covered by ice, which averages about 2100 m thick. This vast ice sheet contains the earth’s largest fresh water reserve. Of the ice-free ground, only 0.3% is available for soils to form. Currently there are seven soil climate stations in Antarctica, which monitor a range of ambient ...

  • Air Monitors wins contract for national PM monitoring network

    Air Monitors Limited is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the Environment Agency to supply real-time particulate matter (PM) monitors to support the Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN). According to the terms of the contract, Air Monitors will supply FIDAS 200 PM monitors for the continuous measurement of particle size for PM10, PM2.5 and as dual instruments which ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • NRC monitoring approach of Hurricane Gustav

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dispatched additional personnel to nuclear power plants in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas in anticipation of the expected landfall Monday of Hurricane Gustav. One plant – Waterford, located about 20 miles west of New Orleans – informed the NRC it intends to shut down late Sunday evening to ensure that all safety precautions are in place ahead of the storm. ...

  • Weather Monitoring for Conservation at Fish Barrier

    Migration of the invasive Asian Carp through the Mississippi River system into the Great Lakes has the potential to devastate native fisheries throughout the region. Smith-Root, an environmental engineering firm, has developed a proprietary technology for an electric fish barrier to prevent such migration. Their technology uses the most efficient electric field pattern for guiding the fish with ...

  • NRC monitoring approach of Hurricane Ike

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has activated its Incident Response Center in Arlington, Texas, and is monitoring the approach of Hurricane Ike, expected to make landfall on the Texas coast tomorrow morning. The South Texas Project nuclear plant in Bay City, Texas, has notified the NRC that it intends to shut down if hurricane winds in excess of 73 mph are forecast on site.  The licensee would ...

  • Meteorological Monitoring Alert – Psd Permitting

    AERMOD has replaced ISC in most cases as the preferred air dispersion model for use in PSD/regulatory permitting. AERMOD uses current science to predict the impact of air emissions from multiple sources at receptors located near points of interest. The AERMOD has the ability to use site-specific meteorological parameters to account for variation in wind and stability due to nearby structures, ...

  • CMT simplifies Vapor intrusion monitoring

    Vapor intrusion refers to the movement of volatile chemicals from the subsurface into the indoor air of overlying buildings. The most common source is groundwater or soil contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs emit vapors that migrate into pore spaces of the soil and upward into the overlying environment. Generally, vapors enter buildings through cracks and openings in the ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Further rain and high winds are expected in the South West

    Further rain and high winds are expected in the South West overnight from Sunday into Monday. Widespread rainfall of 20-30mm is expected during the early hours of Monday morning, with the possibility of up to 40-50mm on high ground, such as Dartmoor. Although most rivers have receded from the peaks seen over Christmas, they are full and the ground is saturated, which means there is an increased ...

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