Climate change makes for more extreme weather. The main reasons for this are wind and precipitation.That is why an increasing number of meteorological and hydrological monitoring networks are coming together. Global coverage with hydro-meteorological measuring technology is varied. Very old and very modern (new) measuring networks are used for climate monitoring worldwide. And there are still large gaps, for example on the oceans.
STS has been a hydrologist partner for many years, and through this work we have developed the experience to become specialists in the monitoring of river, lake and ground water levels. Measuring groundwater level is critically important for identifying long term trends, including declining water levels, saltwater intrusion, seasonal variations, aquifer recharge, artificial aquifer storage and recovery, and level status for drinking water.
Flood warning systems built into hydrological stations are used to notify local emergency authorities in the case of a flood event. OTT water level sensors and continuous flow sensors, paired with telemetry technology and OTT Hydrosystems are able to measure, collect, and transmit water level and velocity data in real-time to determine the peak level or flow during flood events, and alert local water and emergency authorities if a certain threshold is breached.
Measuring water quantity and quality in surface water (open channels, rivers, reservoirs, lakes, and estuaries) is one of the foundations of hydrological monitoring and has been a focus of OTT Hydromet since its first water current meters were designed in 1875.
Specialized data loggers for connection with flow meters, rain gauges, water level sensors, and weather stations. Designed for fast deployment at a low cost, these standalone solutions are weather-resistant for reliable operation under hostile conditions. Our real-time telemetry and early warning systems include GPRS data loggers to monitor remote sites.
Urban Hydrology deals with the specific aspects of the hydrological cycle in urban and industrial settings. This includes all natural water flows as well as the consideration of precipitation, storm water, groundwater, rivers, and lakes, but also the infrastructure and systems for water supply and sanitation in a city.
Accurate estimation of the spatial distribution of rainfall is critical to successfully model hydrologic processes. OneRain has worked with engineering firms and those with responsibilities in Stormwater and Wastewater Management across the U.S. to provide radar rainfall data to help characterize storm events or flow problems in collection systems and as a basis for both real-time and design-oriented modeling. OneRainware products and services offer:
*Real-time gauge-adjusted radar rainfall (GARR) data
Relative humidity (RH) is a crucial parameter for atmospheric research and Meteorology, as it represents the current state of water vapor and ambient air related to saturation. The interest in the role of RH in the modification of aerosol, precipitation and cloud microphysics, including CCN formation, has recently increased mainly due to the crucial role of aerosol–cloud interactions in climate change. Raymetrics Lidars offer 24/7 monitoring of Atmospheric RH.
Protecting the environment and preserving natural resources is vital to quality of life, sustainable development and biodiversity. Climate change, degradation of habitats and depletion of natural resources are significant risks to economic well-being and may affect the resilience of communities and ecosystems. Satellite Earth observation is a core information source for providing information on the state and change of the environment. Geospatial solutions effectively support environmental monitoring and management...
Clouds are an integral part of the atmosphere, critical components of the hydrological cycle, and a major modifier of climate. Clouds form and develop in complex ways that depend on the characteristics of the ambient aerosol population and on the thermodynamic and dynamic structure of the atmosphere. The hydrologic cycle depends on the formation of precipitation that in turn is directly related to the microphysical properties of clouds. The accuracy of weather forecasting and climate simulations are dependent on...
Use KISTERS solutions to manage all of the various data from your Urban Water Management programs. From water distribution to water treatment, infiltration and inflow studies, groundwater, as well as long term precipitation monitoring and real time control systems. An optional water quality module is also available to manage your discrete sample data.
Engineers, hydrologists and geologists require detailed moisture content data to properly evaluate soil stability. ESI monitoring systems enable these professionals to analyze soil conditions with a high degree of accuracy, and make their recommendations with confidence. Simple, inexpensive installation with minimal site disturbance means that no site excavation work is required and data obtained represents an accurate reflection of the surrounding material. ESI products are extremely durable and capable of...
KISTERS has developed a specific version of WISKI with unique benefits for those monitoring Alpine Regions. Some of its advanced features include specialized calculations for measuring precipitation, snow, sediment transport and water balances in catchments.
From simple manual rainfall collection devices, electronic tipping bucket rain gauge sensors, through to fully autonomic stand alone data logging systems with telemetry for hydrological network applications.
GIS is a powerful tool for developing solutions for water resources such as assessing water quality and managing water resources on a local or regional scale. Hydrologists use GIS technology to integrate various data and applications into one, manageable system. The suite of tools contained in Arc Hydro facilitate the creation, manipulation, and display of hydro features and objects within the ArcGIS environment.
Isodaq’s low-cost Isodaq telemetry data logger RTUs integrated with our telemetry data acquisition and alarm-message forwarding systems together provide the ideal solution for early warning of key events such as floods, pollution or CSO overflows.
Early detection of potential flood conditions and reliable flood forecasting are critical components of an effective local flood warning system. Advance warning of impending floods can save lives and prevent extensive property damage.