Ski jumper at the ski jumping hill in Oberstdorf

Between Ski Jumping Hill and Heaven – Weather Assistance at Major Events

The World’s best ski jumpers and cross-country skiers have gathered in Oberstdorf, Germany, at the Nordic Ski World Championships. However, one of the leading parts is played by an experienced meteorologist. Joachim Schug from MeteoGroup Schweiz AG knows a thing or two about the perils awaiting the host and the athletes between mountains and valleys. Some sports need proper wind to be fun. Sailing, for example, or windsurfing. For ski jumpers, a strong wind gust may not only make the difference between victory and defeat but also between life and death. Therefore, organizing a ski jumping event is a highly...
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Ski jumper at the ski jumping hill in Oberstdorf

Between Ski Jumping Hill and Heaven – Weather Assistance at Major Events

The World’s best ski jumpers and cross-country skiers have gathered in Oberstdorf, Germany, at the Nordic Ski World Championships. However, one of the leading parts is played by an experienced...
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Measuring Air Quality in Switzerland’s Lofty Mountains with Pluvio²

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New Podcast Episode: Ceilometers in Science Applications

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Introducing to North America: OTT ecoLog 1000, an All-in-One Water Level Monitoring Solution

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The Main Learnings from 2020’s Solar Events

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Retrofitting Caltrans’ Road Weather Stations using existing infrastructure

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Introducing the OTT ecoN​ with SDI-12 Interface

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