Meteorology

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)...
Title Image Podcast Episode 4

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...
Covid-19 molecule

Fresh air against the corona-pandemic: indoor climate measurement with the OPUS20 TCO

COVID-19 has been keeping the world on tenterhooks for over six months now, and although we learn more and more about the SARS CoV-2 virus, a vaccine is not yet...
Stadt in der Zukunft

Cities become smart through data

A smart city makes life easier for its inhabitants and administration. Whether it’s looking for parking spaces, waste disposal, irrigation or winter services – the pioneering municipality of Herrenberg is...
Wetterstation und Schaltschrank an einem Strommast

How weather data helps to improve our power grid

Two workers are dangling from a thin steel frame, 25 meters above the ground. They are hanging from an overhead line pylon, secured by a harness like rock climbers in...