OTT HydroMet Blog Team

Recordings of the OTT HydroMet Webinar Series 2020

When the COVID 19 outbreak prevented us from offering on-site training between April and June, we created a comprehensive and versatile live webinar program as an alternative. Topics included flood...
Hydrology

Securing the Airspace with Lufft Ceilometers

Since the early days of aviation, clouds stand in the way between mankind and the sky. Today, to secure airspace and guarantee a safe flight, airports rely on meteorological instruments...
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Your Complete Checklist for Remote Communication

There are many steps to maintain reliable, accurate surface water quantity data across your hydrology network, especially in the face of technology advances, changing regulations, and security updates. And when...
Hydrology

How Does Rain Fall? – The Principle of Precipitation

Summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere, heralding the beginning of the storm season and rainy period. The meteorological phenomena and their impact may differ in regard to regional realities....
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How to ensure real-time access to Antarctic tide data

One of the most important challenges, when designing monitoring facilities in remote locations, is resilience. Remote tide gauge systems operate in extremely harsh environments and require robust communications systems that...
Hydrology
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OTT HydroMet’s Solar Energy Insights

Solar Energy has grown out to be one of Kipp & Zonen’s core application markets, but within the OTT HydroMet organization Lufft is also a key supplier to solar energy....
Solar Energy
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What poses the greatest environmental hazard for solar energy? Dust!

Solar energy has emerged as the best technology in the world for new energy installations, with rapidly spreading global acceptance driven by mega-programs, unbelievably at ever lower costs. Technology advances...
Solar Energy

Aquatic Informatics Joins Danaher’s Water Quality Platform

The water management software provider Aquatic Informatics Inc. has been acquired by Danaher’s Water Quality platform from XPV Water Partners.“I am thrilled to welcome Ed Quilty and the Aquatic Informatics...
Hydrology

Iridium Epoch Halftime Rollover

The purpose of this advisory is to provide information about the Iridium Time (IRT) Epoch Halftime event. This notification is to assure OTT HydroMet customers who use Iridium Time in...
Hydrology
SmartExplorer

Just released SmartExplorer 2.0.2.0

With the release of SmartExplorer v2020 there is now one software release that supports all Kipp & Zonen Smart instruments and the DustIQ. The manual has been updated and extended to...
Solar Energy