IBM and its subsidiary The Weather Company today unveiled a powerful new global weather forecasting system that will provide the most accurate local weather forecasts ever seen worldwide. The new IBM Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System (GRAF) will be the first hourly-updating commercial weather system that is able to predict something as small as thunderstorms globally. Compared to existing models, it will provide a nearly 200% improvement in forecasting resolution for much of the globe (from 12 to 3 km). It will be available later this year.
GRAF uses advanced IBM POWER9-based supercomputers, crowdsourced data from millions of sensors worldwide, and in-flight data to create more localized, more accurate views of weather globally. IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty announced GRAF at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
Vaisala introduces the latest version of the RFL series data loggers – the RFL100 Temperature-only. The data loggers use Vaisala’s proprietary VaiNet wireless technology to monitor temperature in fridges, freezers, incubators, LN2 tanks, cold rooms, and ultralow temperature freezers.
Each wireless data logger can communicate over 100 meters indoors, depending on conditions. Connectivity for up to 32 RFL100 data loggers is provided by a VaiNet Access Point (AP10). The RFL100 temperature data loggers use fixed or cabled probes for a measurement range of -196 to +90 °C. For temperature and humidity monitoring, Vaisala launched the VaiNet Wireless Temp/RH Data Logger RFL100 earlier this year. All RFL data loggers use viewLinc 5.0 software for monitoring, alarming and reporting.
Accurate visibility and present weather measurements are fundamental requirements for meteorology and airport weather applications. Vaisala Forward Scatter FD70 Series utilizes innovative technology setting a new standard in precipitation identification, quantification and visibility determination accuracy. FD70 Series is the seventh generation of Vaisala's high-end visibility and present weather sensors.
FD70 Series consists of two product models:
Following a successful 2018, leading meteorological specialist Biral is excited to be starting 2019 with a number of high profile projects and company expansion under way.
Biral’s Marketing Director Nathan Neal is delighted with the company’s progress commenting, “During 2018, we won some very significant projects around the world in the aviation, transport and professional meteorological sectors. To accommodate the increasing demand for Biral’s equipment, we have taken on more development engineers and sales staff, invested in our R&D and expanded our factory premises with a new unit.”
Orbital Micro Systems (OMS), a leader in advanced instrumentation for small satellite missions and weather intelligence analytics, announced it has formed a strategic relationship with Lemon Advisors, a consultancy focused on international expansion and strategic business development activities, to assist the company in increasing sales of its unique weather intelligence services for commercial and government entities.
Under the leadership of founder Subhash Ghosh, Lemon Advisors UK will work closely with OMS to identify and engage key industrial and government customers that can benefit from the unmatched volume and precision of analytics-ready weather observation data generated from OMS’s International Center for Earth Data (ICED) facility in Edinburgh, Scotland. Lemon Advisors UK will also contribute local expertise to contractual matters, sales and promotional activities, partnering and alliance opportunities, business formalities, and operational management.
“Lemon Advisors UK has deep expertise in helping technology companies build their presence in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and understands how OMS’s weather intelligence solutions can have a dramatic impact on the security, safety, and prosperity of people throughout the region,” explained Willian Hosack, chief executive officer for OMS. “We see Lemon Advisors UK as an essential resource for growing our presence all across these markets.”
OMS operates a fleet of earth observation satellites that will gather detailed weather data much more frequently and accurately than current government-owned weather satellites. OMS’s ICED platform integrates this data with other public and private datasets to provide simple and timely access to comprehensive weather intelligence within minutes of observation. The ICED platform empowers decision-making and risk management based on facts, not forecasts. The data produced from ICED serves a multitude of military, government, and commercial organizations, including customers in insurance, aviation, maritime, energy, and agricultural sectors. With higher temporal and spatial resolution, refreshed and delivered every 15 minutes, it provides accurate forecasting to enable faster, informed analytics and decision-making and ultimately improving the effectiveness of organizations’ forecasting, financial modeling, and operations.
For more information about Orbital Micro Systems please visit www.orbitalmicro.com.
These are 10 Jetbroom snow removal vehicles and 2 Airport De-icers. A total of 18 jetbrooms, 2 de-icing vehicles, 1 Pony multipurpose carrier and an ice early-warning system (AWIS) from Boschung are now in use at Dalian Airport.
The Chinese port city of Dalian on the Yellow Sea has an important aviation hub with its Dalian Zhoushuizi airport. Flights to and from Japan, Korea and Russia as well as numerous domestic flights are handled here. Dalian has a continental climate influenced by the monsoon, with humid summers and cold winters. During the cold months, the average temperature drops to below zero with considerable precipitation, so the airport has to provide the necessary capacity for winter maintenance.
Vaisala, the global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, including comprehensive lightning data, has developed the capability to distinguish cloud-to-ground lightning strokes that contain continuing current, the most damaging of lighting strokes. This first-of-its-kind technology offers precision in identifying these strokes, which can last up to 1,000 times as long as a typical lighting stroke and may be more likely to cause fire or other extreme heat-related damage.
"Our patent-pending technique is a game-changer in lightning detection. For the first time, industries where charge transfer from lightning is a threat, including electric utilities, oil and gas, wind farms, and land management organizations, can identify and target the small percentage of lightning strokes most likely to cause asset damage or start fires," said Brooke Pearson, Vaisala's Global Solutions Manager for Lightning.
Vaisala's suite of premier lightning detection technologies detect both cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning. They include the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) in the U.S., which detects cloud-to-ground lightning strokes with a location accuracy of fewer than 150 meters, and the GLD360 global lightning network, which has the ability to detect lightning anywhere in the world.
The latest durable, reliable, flexible and cost-effective data logger/transmitter to deliver data you can trust.
OTT HydroMet, a global leader in hydrologic and meteorologic instrumentation and solutions, introduces the Sutron XLink family, the Xlink 100 and 500, for the gathering and transmitting of environmental data. XLink 100/500 combines easy to use, intuitive software offering versatility and programmability. This combination assists the user to gather, store, and access large amounts of data using either cellular or Iridium transmission. The XLink 100/500 seamlessly integrates most environmental sensors, including smart, digital, and analog, while supporting common measurement protocols and interfaces, including SDI-12.
“We are very excited about this product launch, it builds upon the success of its predecessor, the xLink-1 family, and on the horsepower, ease of use, modularity and flexibility of the Satlink3 family combined with over 100 years of building quality and durable products to offer best in class site controller at a very competitive price”, says OTT HydroMet Global Product Manager Sherif Ahmed.
Sometimes factors such as cost, space, and ease of use make your search for research-grade weather sensors a difficult one.
The new, rugged ClimaVUE™ 50 adds low power, no moving parts, and compatibility with all modern Campbell Scientific data loggers to its list of qualities.
Learn more about this great new all-in-one sensor at campbellsci.com/climavue-50, or contact Campbell Scientific for a quote.
Mission will validate miniaturized low earth orbit microwave sounder operation from an advanced nanosatellite bus
Oxfordshire, England, December 3, 2018 – Orbital Micro Systems (OMS), a leader in advanced instrumentation for small satellite missions and weather intelligence analytics, has announced it is partnering with NanoAvionics, an innovation leader in nanosatellite bus and flight-proven subsystem technologies, to conduct a rideshare mission to fly one of OMS’s miniaturized passive microwave sensors. The mission will utilize the NanoAvionics M6P 6U satellite bus.
“OMS is delighted to work with an industry leader such as NanoAvionics in deploying an additional passive microwave sounder,” said William Hosack, chief executive officer for OMS. “The M6P is quickly becoming the gold standard for flexible bus solutions. It provides a high degree of reliability which enables us to deliver better weather data collection technology. This advanced bus architecture will help us accelerate our activities and enable us to quickly expand into multiple vertical and geographic markets.”
OMS is on track to launch multiple weather observation satellites in 2019. This mission will carry a humidity and precipitation monitoring sensor that will enhance the company’s data collection capabilities. These important atmospheric parameters play a role in decision-making, affecting many industries.
NanoAvionics’ innovations in bus technology include a green propulsion system, reliable avionics and control systems, and multiple transmission options. The M6P bus provides up to 5U of payload capacity which can be segmented for multiple systems or applications with compatible orbital requirements.
“Our goal at NanoAvionics is to provide a highly functional and reliable satellite bus which innovative payload developers such as OMS can utilize to deliver space-based applications quickly and frequently,” said Vytenis Buzas, CEO of NanoAvionics. “Space missions leveraging our services and buses can become much more economical for participants in shared missions through distributed launch costs.”
For more information about Orbital Micro Systems please visit www.orbitalmicro.com. To learn more about NanoAvionics please visit https://www.n-avionics.com