New Applications Fuel Higher Demand for Radiometers

Boulder, Colorado. Radiometrics Corporation is preparing for higher radiometer sales driven by the success of their flagship product, the MP-3000A which delivers continuous atmospheric temperature and humidity soundings. This product is the culmination of 24 years of development and is now a field proven instrument in wide use worldwide in operational and research applications. Radiometrics celebrated the 100th MP-3000 series in July. Radiometrics has deployed over 300 radiometers worldwide from the arctic to the tropics, and many other environments.

Radiometrics has also introduced a new family of seven models called the PR series which are used for both precision atmospheric measurements and in downward looking applications to measure soil moisture, bio health, snowpack depth and water content, sea surface temperature and salinity, and other phenomenon of the earth’s surface.

Demand is rising because users are learning how to incorporate the output of these instruments into predictive computer models to improve local high impact weather prediction. The weather forecast community is increasingly accepting that continuous radiometric profiles are the ideal complement to traditional twice daily radiosonde launches for improving short term forecasts.

To meet the rising demand for these instruments, Radiometrics has made some management changes. Dick Rochester has been appointed Chief Operations Officer. He brings broad management and product development experience. Marta Nelson, a meteorologist, has recently joined the team at Radiometrics to assist customers and to assist engineering in developing new software for commercial applications. The commitment to the research community remains a core value to the company.

About Radiometrics

Radiometrics Corporation is a closely held private corporation based in Boulder, Colorado. The company has pioneered commercial ground-based thermodynamic microwave radiometry for over two decades. With more than 300 microwave radiometers in operation worldwide, the company is the world leader in ground based radiometer product innovation and sales. Rugged, compact, and reliable, Radiometrics thermodynamic profilers observe the boundary layer temperature, humidity and liquid that define local weather. Patented designs ensure optimum long-term, all-weather performance for operational and research applications.

More information is available from Stick Ware, Chief Scientist ([email protected] or by phone 303 817-2063).