On February 21, an Alaska Airlines flight from Juneau, Alaska, to Sitka, Alaska was struck by lightning as it descended into Sitka.
Topography with high mountains and steep inclinations – albeit are beautiful landscapes – but can add complexity when dealing with wind measurements like direction and speed.
Technologies like Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) make our lives more convenient and productive, but did you know they can also interfere with weather observations?
In recent years, national meteorological institutes have expressed more interest in using the descent phase of operational radiosonde soundings.
If you're working on a weather-related technology innovation you want to use as the basis of a start-up business, then how can you go about turning your idea into a commercially viable venture?
Vaisala shares some of the insights their data has provided. You can find out more about lightning around the globe by visiting their fascinating new global total lightning density map. Never before has it been possible to reliably compare lightning on a national basis everywhere.
Vaisala's attention was captured when La Soufrière, a volcano on Saint Vincent in the Lesser Antilles, began a series of explosive eruptions on the morning of April 9, 2021.
In the autumn of 2020, Unu Mondo Expedition delivered and installed three units of Vaisala Automatic Weather Stations to measure wind and air temperature in Greenland.
To complement the Annual Lightning Report, here are some of the big lightning stories you may have missed last year.
Winter services save lives. In a pilot project, Technical Services Offenburg (TBO) show how their database can be improved with little effort.
A full life-cycle IT approach for flood management
Urban Flooding and Threats to Sustainable Development: A Study of Srinagar and Chennai Floods.
Business of Weather talks to Dimitar Ivanov, the Director of Public-Private Engagement at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
Urban haze and photovoltaics
Recent Advances in Air Quality Modelling in Australia
A series of podcasts by Earth Networks dedicated to helping today’s top executives mitigate threats that can threaten their operations
Experience of global small sensor co-location comparison studies and applications
River Flood Assessment Based On Ethno-Geography Perspective on the People at Musi River South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
In 2020, the global energy industry depends on high-quality weather forecasts for critical decision making like never before.
A view from the Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), which is Austria’s national meteorological & hydrological service.
IMPACT investing to balance financial return and social good by solving weather related issues for NGOs, foundations, non-profits, governments and philanthropies
Communication with the individual supporters for operational weather forecasting
Delivering Impact and Value - Transforming Hydro Meteorological Services for the Public
Business of Weather talks to the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI), an international, NGO-driven project that seeks to expand the global conversation around the governance of climate engineering research
Acclimatise's Amanda Rycerz presents the Inter-American Development Bank’s flagship publication “Development in the Americas”
A value chain of activities of the public, private and academic sectors providing accurate, reliable and timely weather and climate related information
Severe weather impacts on ground and flight operations and the application of innovative observing systems for risk reduction.
Water and cities; coping with floods, droughts and pollution
The Royal Society has published a themed issue of its Philosophical Transactions journal addressing “Air Quality, past, present and future”.
Digital transformation of flood warnings. Making critical information available at the right time to the right people in the right way
‘Blue labelling’ to highlight weather related flood risks
Application of smart weather and climate services to increase safety and efficiency of port operations
This Technical Note is aimed primarily at professionals in National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), who are trying to improve the quality and relevance of their services to match their societies’ growing needs for meteorological and hydrological information.
Operational irradiance forecasting for advanced PV grid integration in Singapore
Next generation real-time hydrologic monitoring standard for increased reliability and accuracy of flood warning data
Business of Weather talks to World Energy & Meteorology Council about the importance of weather data to increasing the use of renewable energy and in enhancing energy efficiency
Sensor-based air quality monitoring: opportunities, impacts and challenges
Continuous temperature and humidity profiles from lidar. A powerful tool towards robust weather forecasting
Prediction of summer rainfall over the source region of the Blue Nile
In this episode of the WeatherPod, co-presenters Alan Thorpe and David Rogers talk to hugely experienced broadcast meteorologist, Gerald Fleming
Options for urban flood resilience within Indian cities: Findings from the high level national stakeholder consultation
Explores the “vitals” for successful public and private engagement. These include open data policies enabling private sector participation with a clear division of roles and responsibilities between sectors, as well as non-restrictive country legislation and legal frameworks.
Multi-hazard Early Warning System initiatives in Indonesia.
Business of Weather speaks to the co-founder of Shipped by Sail, a novel shipping broker using sailing ships to transport cargo
Automated meteorological observation process – benefits for the societal output of meteorological organizations
Collaborative digital workflows for integrated flood management
Business of Weather spoke to the founder, CEO and chairman of Raymetrics, Nikos Kontos, about the company and about pollution monitoring and other applications for LIDAR technology
How Ground Based Doppler Lidar improves Weather Observations and Forecasts
High precision lightning data – Business impact
Asian Megacities presentation: Towards an Operational Urban Flood Forecasting System
Effective early warning systems for building resilience to flood hazard: Challenges and opportunities
A discussion on the operation of a national meteorological service as a commercial enterprise.
Cloudburst resiliency: Innovative solutions to heavy rainfall and coastal flooding
InterMET Asia 2019 panel discussion: Public sector - Commercial Services?
Private observations improve operational weather forecasts
EEC Technology for Hydrometeorological Applications: Weather Radar and QPE
Air pollution, public health and changing weather
Episode 1 - Sky and Cloud Observation with Ceilometers
Green revetment solutions for riverbank erosion protection
The Kosi Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System
Business of Weather spoke to Mary Glackin about the challenges that lay ahead for U.S. meteorologists.
Business of Weather talks to Dr. Jan Dutton, serial weather business entrepreneur and CEO of Prescient Weather Ltd., about setting up a weather-based business startup
Investing and trading in the weather derivatives market - Real life examples of using the weather market for benefit
Business of Weather talks to Louise van Schaik who heads up the Planetary Security Initiative which was launched in 2015 by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to research new approaches to reducing climate-related risks to conflict and stability
This GWEF webinar explored the issues surrounding open data in the context of weather and climate data and services.
Business of Weather investigates a new tool which could significantly increase the accuracy of tornado forecasting
Gap-filling stations and their role within a Road Weather Information System
Explosive volcanic eruptions produce ash that endangers aviation and infrastructure
Integrating stakeholder knowledge domains to improve urban flood resilience
Forecast-based Financing is a highly innovative way of applying weather forecasts. The aim is to enhance humanitarian action to protect lives and livelihoods by making resources available to act before a disaster actually occurs.
A unique integrated solution to support wind shear detection for aviation in all types of weather conditions
A tale of two revolutionary changes: Urbanization and advances in high-resolution hydro-meteorological forecasts
Planning for flooding within a city water resilience framework.
Lightning detection for critical urban infrastructure and leisure facilities
ClusterTech co-hosts a live webinar with Pure Storage and NVIDIA.
Information Ecosystem Mapping: Designing Inclusive Weather Forecasting Services for Cities
Balancing resolution and latency
For insurers and reinsurers, it is a real focus to understand and evaluate extreme weather and climate risks now and into the future by using advanced risk modelling
Benefits of Lightning Information as a service
WMO 68th Executive Council - a speaker's personal view
A Vision for Numerical Weather Prediction in 2030: the inaugural GWE Forum presentation 30 June 2020
WMO Open Consultative Platform (OCP) Innovation Seminar - 3 July 2020
Working in partnership to drive global awareness of hazardous and impactful weather.
Co-operation between the public, private and academic sectors is crucial to the effective use of weather & climate data to help save lives, build social resilience, and to enhance economic efficiency and financial stability
Environmental Intelligence platform for odour and air quality management of smart cities
Vaisala & the Finnish Meteorological Institute: space-based technology
Development of a riverflow forecasting system with minimum requirements
Planning for urban flood resilience through blue, green and grey glasses