Who We Are
Radiometrics Corporation is the world leader in the development and use of ground-based thermodynamic profiling radiometers. Radiometrics is also a world leader in “downward looking” radiometers, which are used for many applications including measuring certain characteristics of the Earth’s surface. With over 200 radiometers sold worldwide, Radiometrics is also the world’s largest manufacturer of these unique remote-sensing instruments. For more than twenty years, Radiometrics has provided our customers with radiometer systems, innovative software tools, and scientific and technical support that enable them to better measure, understand, and predict our ever-changing atmosphere. Customers use our radiometers for an astonishingly broad range of applications, from atmospheric scientists improving numerical weather models, to researchers monitoring global climate change, to meteorologists nowcasting severe storms, to utility companies forecasting electrical power requirements, earth resource measurements (e.g., ice and snow), earth satellite sensor validation and calibration, and more. Our radiometers can be found on tropical islands, polar research outposts, deserts, mountaintops, oceanic research vessels, and urban environments. Radiometrics’ radiometers passively measure Planck radiation – electromagnetic energy radiated by all substances. These measurements (coupled with ground meteorology and climatological data) are used to produce continuous profiles of atmospheric temperature, relative humidity, vapor, and liquid water, measure soil and snow-pack moisture, and even remotely measure sea surface salinity. In January 2012, Radiometrics announced a partnership with Earth Networks to implement a nationwide radiometer network in the USA. This first-of-its-kind commercial venture offers radiometer data (real-time and historical), forecast indices, and decision support tools on a subscription basis.