Meteorology

RWIS Lite road weather monitoring station

Podcast: RWIS Lite – Increasing Safety with Slim Road Weather Information Systems

Keeping roads and highways safe is a highly responsible task. In addition to autumn’s and winter’s perils, the increase of weather fluctuations and extreme weather events throughout the year pose...
Meteorology

Podcast: A Trip to the Scottish Islands – On-Site Checks & Calibration

The Scottish Islands are, undoubtedly, a beautiful part of the world. Amid awesome cliffs, green valleys, and wild beaches, the main means of transport are the ferries bringing people and...
HydrologyMeteorology

The Danaher Story

How a swift-flowing river inspired a new kind of company and shaped our course. Danaher takes its name from a tributary of the South Fork Flathead River in western Montana....
HydrologyMeteorology

Preventing Rails From Heat-Induced Deformation in the UK

Network Rail has installed 60 new sustainably powered weather stations to monitor the country's railways from London Euston to Carlisle. The product of choice is a Lufft WS601, that provides...
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