Applications

Remote atmospheric sensors – Radar wind, thermodynamic (radiometer), and Sodar – provide invaluable real-time upper air information.  Total Profiler Solutions from Radiometrics augment weather balloon soundings for data to feed into “data-hungry” weather models, dramatically improve local nowcasting, air quality and fog predictions, and enhance utility load forecasting and wind farm management.

Radiometrics’ Single-Channel PR-Series radiometers are also useful for non-weather related applications, such as sensing characteristics of snow pack, vegetation, soil moisture, and chemical plumes.

The following is a small sample of weather challenges our wind and thermodynamic profilers address:

High Wind Warning System

Boundary Layer Network

Lightning Prediction

High-Impact Local Weather Alerts

Automated Weather Alerts

Weather Modification

Fog Forecasting

High Wind Warning System

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Air Quality

Monitoring Our Air Boundary layer thermodynamics and wind are fundamental to air quality monitoring, prediction, and analysis. Temperature inversions trap pollutants by limiting vertical dispersion, particularly  during...
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Boundary Layer Network

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Nowcasting

Boundary Layer Thermodynamic and Wind Observations for Improved Fog and Marine Layer Modeling and Forecasting (Audio), AMS, 2016.   Check out this presentation by Steven Koch (NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory Director)...
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Lightning Prediction

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High-Impact Local Weather Alerts

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Automated Weather Alerts

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Weather Modification

Colorado Weather Modification, A. Jacobson Radiometric Retrievals During Cloud Seeding Operations near Vail Colorado, M. Nelson and P. Holbrook, AMS, 2016 Idaho Power Company’s Cloud Seeding Program Microwave Radiometers Hold Key...
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Fog Forecasting

Boundary Layer Thermodynamic and Wind Observations for Improved Fog and Marine Layer Modeling and Forecasting (Audio), AMS, 2016.
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