The latest release of Delta-T Devices’ DeltaLINK Software (v3.7), in combination with its GP2 Data Logger and relevant sensors, enables the full ASCE/FAO-56 Penman-Monteith equation for calculating reference evapotranspiration (ETo).
This enhancement also applies to the WS-GP2 Weather Station – an advanced research-grade system.
ETo is calculated by the GP2 Data Logger using the available measurements of relative humidity, wind speed, solar radiation, and air temperature. This ET implementation includes the ability to vary crop albedo/LAI, canopy resistances, crop height and sensor heights.
The functionality can be easily accessed by users as a selectable recording option within DeltaLINK. Calculated ET can be recorded as hourly and daily values – and may be used in further bespoke calculations or to guide field irrigation decisions.
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Scottish Power installs Vaisala's Optimus OPT100 DGA Monitor at a number of key sites throughout the UK.
Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has supplied leading British energy provider Scottish Power with a number of its Optimus OPT100 Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) Monitors. The DGA monitors are installed by Elimpus Ltd to provide real-time updates on the transformer condition at key sites.
At a site in Scotland's central belt, the OPT100 will give continuous updates on a 1000MVA auto-transformer, helping to protect it against the effects of solar flares: periods when intense high-energy radiation is emitted from the sun's surface, causing radio and magnetic disturbances on Earth.
When coupled with local geology, solar flares have the potential to affect power transformers' magnetic circuit, leading to inefficient power transmission and significant damage to the transformers. The OPT100 will monitor for the impact of these currents on the asset, allowing Scottish Power to identify changes in transformer health as a consequence of solar flare activity and carry out proactive maintenance if required.
Baron, the worldwide leader in critical weather intelligence, working closely with Baron’s in-country partner Mazzak, a sister company of JMI group announced that the Bangladesh Air force will purchase one additional Baron 350,000-watt C-Band Dual Polarization radars.
This radar is of the Gen 3 series produced by Baron. The radar will be placed on the Air Force bases located in Chittagong. The benefit to having a dual polarization radar is in its ability to it analyze hydrometeor returns in a cross-section, retrieving accurate precipitation measurements. The radar will help expand the Bangladesh Airforce’s network and strengthen Baron’s relationship with Bangladesh and their Airforce.
Boulder, Colorado, September 24, 2018 – Orbital Micro Systems (OMS), a leader in advanced instrumentation for small satellite missions and weather intelligence analytics, announced the delivery of the first ever commercially owned and operated space-based passive microwave radiometer for atmospheric observation to Clyde Space in Glasgow, Scotland, for satellite integration. Employing proven technology utilized in many larger weather monitoring platforms such as the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System, the innovative OMS radiometer will deliver highly-accurate temperature, humidity, and precipitation data critical for business decisions at a fraction of the cost of heritage government programs.
The mission is part of the In-Orbit Demonstrator (IOD) Program, funded by Innovate UK and managed by the Satellite Applications Catapult. OMS is on track to launch six to eight satellites in 2019 to establish its Global Environmental Monitoring System (GEMS) constellation.
Selex ES GmbH, a Leonardo company, has been awarded a turnkey software integration project for the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG).
The supply consists of a national centric multi radar data processing center based on Selex’s proprietary application software Rainbow 5. The complete system will be used as a sustainable, scalable, and harmonized radar data processing framework incorporating 21 radars in the first stage, and – at a later stage- more than 60 national radars of different suppliers.
FTS ran a pilot project with its Remote Automated Observation System (RAOS). The FTS RAOS was installed on the Gentry Lookout Tower in the Apache-Sitgreave National Forests in Arizona. FTS wanted to show the importance of having a high power zoom, remote control camera located at a location with good field of view, such as a lookout tower for monitoring and detecting forest fires.
The FTS RAOS was used daily to scan the horizon, typically at the start and end of shift. On March 26, the customer was using the FTS RAOS over his lunch break, and noticed something unusual. After positioning and zooming the camera it was determined that this was smoke potentially from a wildfire.
After three years of development, extensive laboratory and field tests as well as a BETA test round at some of our partners, the time has finally come: The Lufft WS10 is ready to conquer the market!
It is an addition to the Lufft weather sensor family, but stands out completely from its predecessors in terms of price, measuring principles and areas of application. This is already evident in the completely new design: The individual sensors are well protected under a closed housing.
The initially compact device proves to be extremely versatile when looking at the data sheet. The measuring instrument issues 13 parameters with its 10 integrated individual probes. These are air temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction / speed, amount / intensity / type of precipitation, UV index (divided into 15 levels), sun position, brightness, twilight and global radiation.The built-in compass, an optional universal fixture and the possibility of data transfer via Wi-Fi make installation particularly easy.
The WS10 weather station can be integrated into the Weather Underground platform and thus becomes part of a global weather measurement network. This is done via the free Lufft Config Tool.NET.
Woolnorth Wind Farm Holding Pty Ltd is receiving weather guidance and lightning detection services from MetraWeather Australia.
Woolnorth owns and operates three wind farms leveraging Tasmania’s world class wind resources to generate approximately 9 percent of Tasmania’s electricity needs.
MetraWeather is a specialist weather insights company. It serves energy generators and distributors in Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South East Asia, and has built an enviable reputation for weather insights for renewable energy operations.
Wind speed anomalies across the US in May and June highlight the need for wind energy operators to be able to quickly re-calibrate their energy forecasts.
Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has launched a new Vaisala Energy Budget Outlook service to provide independent assessment of the impact of weather on wind portfolio performance. The launch comes amid increased demand from wind energy operators for tools to more accurately forecast revenue, and for the ability to adjust these forecasts based on recent wind performance.
Due to climate change, floods, wildfires and other extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense. This scenario poses serious a challenge for current risk management systems and calls for innovative solutions to prevent and fight disasters.
In this context, the I-REACT project is developing an effective solution based on the integration and modelling of data coming from multiple sources. The system will process information from European monitoring systems, earth observations, historical information and weather forecasts, which also will be combined with data gathered by new technological developments created by the project. These include a mobile app and a social media analysis tool to
account for real-time crowdsourced information, drones to improve mapping, wearables to improve positioning, as well as augmented reality glasses to facilitate reporting and information visualisation by first responders.
With this approach I-REACT will be able to empower stakeholders in the prevention and management of disasters. Citizens will be involved in reporting first-hand information, policymakers will be supported in the decision making process, and first responders will be equipped with essential tools for early warning and response.
Overall, I-REACT aims to be a European-wide contribution to build more secure and resilient societies to disasters.
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