Meteorology

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Hamburg Airport meets highest safety standard ICAO GRF with OTT HydroMet systems

A new guideline standardizes the assessment of runway conditions at airports. The international Global Reporting Format (ICAO GRF) helps pilots to better assess conditions on the runway. Hamburg Airport is...
Meteorology

IoT: New Node-RED Module for UMB Weather Sensors

The Internet of Things (IoT) networks devices with each other and enables automated processes for a wide range of applications. In environmental monitoring, sensors can thus be easily integrated into...
Meteorology
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Prepare for the Sunset of 3G

Half a year from now, the mobile communication in the United States will face a significant change. After nearly two decades in service, the UMTS standard, better known as 3G,...
Meteorology

New Podcast Episode: Reading WMO Guidelines Right

To make meteorological measurements comparable, the World Meteorological Organization WMO establishes guidelines for atmospheric parameters. These are covered by WMO-No. 8 for highest precision meteorological monitoring. However, for many applications...
Meteorology

Why are airport safety measures becoming increasingly important?

Before the pandemic has slowed down life on earth, general air traffic had increased significantly in recent decades, so that more and more people prefer to travel by air. The...
Meteorology

An Introduction to our Optical Sensors Portfolio

Optical sensors convert rays of light to electronic signals which can be utilized by different measurement principles. They offer the possibility of contactless measurement and are easy to install.   Lufft sensors...
Meteorology

OTT HydroMet calls out the Earth Day Challenge

What will come after the hottest decade on record? With unprecedented heatwaves and an increasing number of extreme weather events during the past ten years, the message of 2021’s Earth...
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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...
Meteorology
Nordischer Kombinierer beim Sprung von der Schanze 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...
Meteorology
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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...
Meteorology
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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...
Meteorology