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, forest fires and air pollution – extreme weather events that we often used to know only from history lessons or foreign news reports are now […]

New Podcast Episode: Ceilometers in Science Applications

Title Image Podcast Episode 4

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 in an increasing number of applications. In our latest episode, we throw light on ceilometers in various scientific disciplines. Originally, ceilometers have been developed for […]

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

Waldbrände nahe einer Stadt in Kalifornien

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 miles, as ceilometers from various countries show. Burning forests and bushes have left swaths of destruction in Australia, Siberia, and, most recently, in Brazil and […]