Extreme Weather Events Surge in Number and Impact

Destroyed house and truck after a hurricane

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 of various types of extreme weather events. Meteorological monitoring as a basis for disaster prediction can save lives. Floods, storms, earthquakes, droughts, wildfires, … – […]

Wind gust measurement with Lufft Ventus and V200A

Strong winds can endanger people and material. The potential of damage depends not only on the maximum wind speed, but also on the duration and thus the transported energy of the wind. For this reason (and because of measurement system differences), meteorologists use the size of the gust instead of the maximum speed peak. Read […]