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PlanetiQ Plans GNSS Weather Constellation

February 10, 2015By
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The company PlanetiQ plans to use GNSS to make real-time weather forecasts. PlanetiQ plans to launch a commercial weather satellite constellation by 2017, composed of 12 to 18 small satellites that will capture data as GNSS satellites pass through Earth’s orbital horizon. The satellites will use radio occultation to collect data that will supplement computer models on weather, producing more accurate and timely weather forecasts and assessments,... read more

Severe Weather Study Shows Potential of GNSS-RO Satellites

January 11, 2015By
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GeoOptics, a satellite-based environmental data services company, in cooperation with Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), an environmental research and development company, has announced the initial results of an Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) showing the reliability of radio occultation data in improving predictions of severe weather and flash flood events. read more

ESNC University Challenge Recognizes Hail Suppression Project

November 10, 2014By

A hail suppression project dubbed RO-BERTA by the University of Applied Sciences, Rosenheim (Germany), has been selected the winner of the European Satellite Navigation Competition’s (ESNC) University Challenge. Judged by an international expert jury, the University Challenge is a special prize to reward innovative ideas emerging from Europe’s universities. The Hail Navigator system is designed to reduce damage caused by hail. Based on the premise of... read more

Raytheon’s VIIRS View App Provides World Weather to Mobile Users

May 21, 2014By
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Available for iPhone, iPad and Android, VIIRS View provides mobile device users a look into the type of data meteorologists and climatologists use every day to track the weather and monitor Earth’s environment. Based on data generated by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite aboard Suomi NPP, VIIRS View combines visible light imagery, low-light nighttime imagery and ocean chlorophyll concentration... read more

GPS Tracking Used to Honor Storm Chasers

June 3, 2013By
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The storm chasing and weather community is honoring three storm chasers killed in an Oklahoma tornado on Friday. Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras, and Samaras’s chase partner Carl Young are being honored via the Spotter Network, where their initials are being spelled out. The Spotter Network is a website used by storm chasers to follow weather movements. Users have been... read more

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Weather Channel Is First Publisher to Launch Hyperlocal Advertising with PlaceIQ

June 19, 2012By

The Weather Channel Companies announced they will partner with hyperlocal data company PlaceIQ to provide advertisers with new audience targeting that can deliver highly contextually relevant ads to consumers. With 30 million monthly mobile users, The Weather Channel can offer hyperlocal audience targeting at scale. This targeting is now available on The Weather Channel iPhone App and will be rolling out on The Weather Channel Android App in July and all mobile platforms later this year. read more

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Innovation: Tsunami Detection by GPS

June 18, 2012By

How Ionospheric Observations Might Improve the Global Warning System The December 26, 2004 earthquake-generated Sumatra tsunami caused enormous losses in life and property, even in locations relatively far away from the epicentral area. The losses would likely have never been so massive had an effective worldwide tsunami warning system been in place. A tsunami travels relatively slowly and it takes... read more

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Innovation: Better Weather Prediction Using GPS

July 1, 2010By
Figure 3. The 21 GPS stations in the project area in the mountainous canton of Valais (see also Figure 2) used during the measurement campaign in July 2005. The stations’ altitudes vary between 527 meters (SION) and 3119 meters (ZER2).

Water Vapor Tomography in the Swiss Alps
A team of Swiss researchers is using data from a network of GPS receivers and the technique of tomography to obtain profiles of how moisture is distributed with height, which might lead to better weather forecasts. read more

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