Meteorology

An Expedition to Canada’s Highest Weather Station at Mount Logan

At an elevation of 5,959 meters (19,551 feet), Mount Logan is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest peak in North America. Its extraordinary topography and almost 300 meters...
Meteorology

Podcast: Live from #IFAT2022 – Setting up a water monitoring network

One year after the cataclysmal floods in Western Germany and its bordering states, politicians and scientists of various disciplines are discussing measures to mitigate the impact and harm of heavy...
HydrologyMeteorology

River level monitoring lowers bridge scour risk

Engineers at Transport Scotland have investigated the potential for water level monitoring systems to help mitigate risks where transport infrastructure interacts with moving water. The trial was conducted at a bridge...
HydrologyMeteorology
Weather station Lufft WS600 at solar PV plant.

Building an Effective Meteorological Station for Solar PV

Weather conditions have a huge influence on photovoltaic output. Even intermittent cloud cover can have a dramatic effect on incident solar energy, while other factors like air temperature, wind direction...
MeteorologySolar Energy

In great demand even after 70 years: DWD relies on OTT HydroMet reference sensors

At an age when people usually enjoy retirement, the German Weather Service (DWD) is more in demand and more important than ever. Heavy rain and floods, droughts and crop failures,...
Meteorology

What is the UV Index and how to calculate it

The sun is the source of life on Earth, but it can do harm, too. Especially the ultraviolet spectrum of the sun’s radiation (UV) can cause severe damage to people...
Meteorology
Ramp to parking deck

Migros keeps ramp safe while saving energy and costs with a tailored road monitoring system

To ensure safe travel on a ramp, the Swiss company Migros built a heater into the roadway winding to the parking deck of its distribution center in Zurich. Frost and...
Meteorology

New Podcast Episode: Keeping Roads Safe in Low Visibility

Low visibility is a major root cause for traffic accidents and thus a significant safety risk. Meteorological phenomena as fog, snow and, in desert areas, sandstorms are very dynamic and...
Meteorology
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A trip to the Swiss village where the world calibrates its solar monitoring instruments

Measuring the energy of the sun precisely is not as easy as tracking distances or weight. To set an international standard for solar monitoring instruments radiometers, the World Radiation Centre in Davos, Switzerland, holds comparison...
MeteorologySolar Energy
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New Podcast Episode: How Climate Change Affects Environmental Monitoring

Understanding and fighting climate change is on top of the agenda for most countries in the world. Currently, politicians, scientists, and activists are gathering at COP26, the 26th UN Climate...
HydrologyMeteorology

OTT HydroMet Systems Not Affected by the Java Vulnerability Issue

Important Statement: OTT HydroMet environmental monitoring systems are not affected by the current Java log4j vulnerability issue. Java Situation Media and government institutions reported Log4j vulnerability in versions 2.0 to...
HydrologyMeteorologySolar Energy
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Top 5 Most Read Blog Articles 2021

2021 is slowly passing by. Scrolling through the articles we’ve published throughout the year reflects the trends and challenges in the meteorological community. From new airport weather guidelines to innovative...
MeteorologySolar Energy