Meteorology

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New Podcast Episode: Learnings and Trends from AMS2021

The 101st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) was a special one. For the first time, this renowned event has been held completely virtually. More than 5,000 attendees...
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...
Destroyed house and truck after a hurricane

Extreme Weather Events Surge in Number and Impact

The weather is becoming deadlier. The past two decades brought nearly twice as many natural disasters as the 20 years before. Rising temperatures fuel both the frequency and the impact...
Weather station in alpine summer landscape

Measuring Air Quality in Switzerland’s Lofty Mountains with Pluvio²

Inaccessibly shimmering from the distance as white giants, but the mountains are sensitive on the events in the plains. Amid the Swiss Alps, at the Alpine Research Station Furka (ALPFOR)...
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New Podcast Episode: Ceilometers in Science Applications

Staring at the sky, watching the clouds go by – ceilometers seem to have quite an easy job. But in fact, it is not. Rather, they fulfil very important tasks...
Workers retrofit road weather station with Lufft equipment

Retrofitting Caltrans’ Road Weather Stations using existing infrastructure

With winter approaching, road maintenance services prepare and check their equipment for the challenging season to come. Typical work consists of calibrating sensors and exchanging single modules, but after some...
Bus in Offenburg mit Straßenwettersensor MARWIS

Pilot project: Bus with Mobile Sensor increases Road Safety

Winter services save lives. They use salt spreaders and snow plows to ensure safe roads as soon as the days get shorter and colder and detect the road condition with...
Waldbrände nahe einer Stadt in Kalifornien

Ceilometers Detect Wildfire Smoke From the U.S. West Coast Crossing the Ocean

2020 will go down in history not only as the year of COVID-19 but also of devastating wildfires. Their consequences reach out far. Harmful plume particles float over thousands of...

OTT CAST – yet another podcast…

Let’s be honest, we all get flooded with podcasts these days. But although there are loads of different podcasts around the internet, we still miss a competent talk format about...

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....