The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) executive council is holding its annual session from 20-29 June 2018, with a focus on addressing high-impact weather and climate change and forming relationships with the private sector. - 6月 2018
3基のCubeSat（小型人工衛星）がOrbital ATK社の貨物用宇宙船Cygnusに搭載され、米国バージニア州にあるNASAのワロップス飛行施設から5月21日に打ち上げられました。この打ち上げは、Orbital ATKによる国際宇宙ステーションへの9回目となる商業的物資補給ミッションでした。CubeSatはシリアルボックスの大きさの衛星で、次世代地球観測技術のテストと実証に使用されます。 - 5月 2018
エジプトの国内気象予報を行っている同国気象庁 (EMA) は、無許可で気象予報が行われるのを防止するための新しい法案を起草したと公表しました。無許可の天気予報はエジプトで大きな問題になっています。 - 5月 2018
The global critical weather intelligence provider Baron has announced the appointment of international weather expert John L (Jack) Hayes, who has been tasked with expanding the Huntsville, Alabama-based company’s global business development initiatives. - 4月 2018
Finnish environmental and industrial measurement specialist Vaisala has compiled data from its global lightning detection network, the Global Lightning Dataset GLD360, to demonstrate the overall volume of lightning strokes as well as the countries with the highest lightning stroke density in the world. - 4月 2018
Software firm Kisters and private European weather organisation MeteoGroup have announced the addition of water environment specialist DHI Group as a third partner in the HydroMaster partnership. - 4月 2018
ブリヂストンワールドソーラーチャレンジは、世界で最も人気のあるソーラーカーレースのひとつです。10月半ばに開催されたこのレースは、オーストラリアを縦断する3000kmの走破に挑戦するものでした。Lufft WS504インテリジェント気象センサーを搭載したベルギーのPunch Powertrain Solar Teamのソーラーカーは、上位3位フィニッシュという大健闘ぶりを見せました。 - 11月 2017
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米国の航空宇宙・防衛業界を代表するGeneral Dynamicsの子会社GAMICは、応用物理化学（APS）で使用するために開発された新型の500 - 8月 2017
The new water depth sensor with SDI-12 communication protocol from Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) – which the company is officially launching at this year’s Meteorological Technology World Expo – is the latest addition to its range of highly-accurate barometers and advanced water depth sensors and suite of pressure calibration equipment. - 7月 2017
At this year’s Meteorological Technology World Expo, FTS will launch its new Remote Automated Observation System (RAOS), a camera-based solution that delivers a new dimension of environmental monitoring. - 7月 2017
A top-level World Meteorological Organization (WMO) delegation has given its strategic perspectives on a new era for environmental satellites as part of a keynote speech at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Conference, held in New York on July 17-20, 2017. - 7月 2017
The UK’s Met Office is working with organizations in Malaysia and the Philippines to develop advice related to high-impact weather events. - 7月 2017
Pakistan and France have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen scientific cooperation in the field of meteorology. The MoU was signed by Moin ul Haque, ambassador of Pakistan to France, and Jean-Marc Lacave, CEO of Meteo France. - 7月 2017
An international team of scientists has developed a new 3D nowcasting system that is said to predict the likelihood of precipitation in a given location 10 minutes in advance. The solution uses a combination of phased-array radar and computer algorithms that make predictions based on the data gathered from the radars. - 7月 2017
Munich Reinsurance America Inc. (Munich Re, US) has developed an immersive Tornado Virtual Reality Experience to help people and businesses understand the devastation wrought by tornados and the need to embrace resiliency to help reduce future property losses and save lives. - 7月 2017
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to further their joint response to climate variability and change. - 6月 2017
Installation of a new Adelaide automatic weather station (AWS) will allow the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to recommence the collection of climate records at a site where their collation dates back more than 160 years. The new AWS is located in the Park Lands (a public park that rings the city centre) at West Terrace. - 6月 2017
A new supercomputer from Bull, an Atos technology brand, will boost climatology research in France as well as across Europe.
Due to be delivered to GENCI (Grand Équipement National de Calcul Intensif) in Paris, France, by the end of 2017, the Bull Sequana supercomputer has an overall power of 9 petaflops and can carry out 9 million billion operations per second. It will be made available to French and European researchers for use in academic and industrial fields that require extremely high computing and data processing power. - 6月 2017
Meteorological equipment specialist Biral has installed a thunderstorm detector at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at the Chilbolton Observatory near Andover in the UK.
The Biral BTD-300 sits alongside cloud radars, and is being used by a team from the University of Reading to investigate the early stages of thunderstorm electrification. The academics hope to shed light on how some convective clouds become strongly electrified. - 6月 2017
Innovim has won a ProTech-Satellite Domain small-business contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the USA.
Part of a suite of multiple-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, it will support the full range of satellite activities, including satellite missions, and management of the environmental data resulting from those missions. - 6月 2017
Researchers believe they have found a new way to monitor the intensity and location of hurricanes from hundreds of miles away by detecting atmospheric waves that radiate from a storm’s centre. - 5月 2017
Meteorological specialist Biral and information system manufacturer MicroStep-MIS are to supply 88 automatic weather stations (AWS) in Nepal as part of the country’s Building Resilience to Climate Related Hazards project.
The 16-month project will see the partners work with Nepal’s Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. - 5月 2017
Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has announced a new research programme aimed at delivering better tropical cyclone forecasts for offshore facilities. The two-year programme will use new meteorological modelling designed to produce longer-range and more detailed tropical cyclone forecasts. - 5月 2017
In its third product launch in as many weeks, meteorological measurement specialist Lufft has brought the SHM31 laser-based snow depth sensor to market.
The new tool measures snow depths of up to 15m in seconds. It is the successor to the SHM30, launched by Jenoptik in mid-2009, and part of Lufft’s range of optical sensors since 2014. - 5月 2017
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has launched its first annual Airborne Dust Bulletin.
The bulletin, issued on 12 April, provides an overview of atmospheric dust levels and geographical distribution in 2016. Estimates of dust content were derived from daily forecasts from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast. - 4月 2017
Meteosat-7, the last first-generation Meteosat geostationary spacecraft, has been decommissioned after almost 20 years of service.
The final command was sent at 09:00 UTC on 11 April, ending the service record not only of one spacecraft, but of the whole Meteosat first-generation mission begun by the European Space Agency in 1977. - 4月 2017
A team of volcanologists and engineers from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge in the UK has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks.
A recent 10-day research trip saw the team carry out several proof-of-concept flights at the summits of both Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya in Guatemala. Using lightweight modern sensors, they measured temperature, humidity and thermal data within the volcanic clouds and took images of multiple eruptions in real time. - 4月 2017
Aerospace firm Raytheon has completed an upgrade and final testing of the data transport and processing system for the Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System (JPSS), which provides weather and environmental data used by NASA, NOAA, the US Department of Defense and the three agencies’ international partners. - 4月 2017
Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft delivered more than 7.6 metric tons of cargo to the International Space Station on 22 April.
Orbital ATK’s seventh cargo delivery flight to the station launched on 18 April on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA. The spacecraft will remain at the space station until July before its destructive re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. - 4月 2017
Models that forecast atmospheric events represent complex relationships between many factors, including the impact of natural and man-made aerosols on local and global climates. By gathering detailed data over time, our understanding of the composition and movement of aerosols expands. Sigma Space’s new high-definition Mini Micro Pulse Lidar (MiniMPL-HD) remote sensing system provides greater granularity for assessing airborne particles and supports increased accuracy in predictive analysis. - 3月 2017
Scientists are using sun glitter in images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite mission to map wave movement.
Use of measurements of roughness from satellite sensors is not new, but by capturing the glitter of sunlight on water, Sentinel-2’s multispectral camera can provide a wealth of information about the direction, height and movement of waves. - 3月 2017
A new, highly sensitive GPS receiver will help detect subtle fluctuations in the signals from GPS satellites on the International Space Station (ISS).
Developed by engineers at Cornell University in the USA, the FOTON (Fast Orbital TEC for Orbit and Navigation) GPS receiver arrived at the ISS last month on board the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It will study ‘space weather’ – charged particles in the plasma of space that affect the performance of communications and navigation satellites. - 3月 2017
Fengyun-4, the first of China’s second-generation geostationary orbiting weather satellites, has sent its first collection of images and data. - 3月 2017
Environment and Climate Change Canada has announced its latest investment in state-of-the-art weather-prediction information technology and radar modernization. - 3月 2017
A mission carrying more than 2.5 tonnes of research equipment, cargo and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) has failed to dock.
A problem with the GPS system occurred on 22 February, three days into the mission, when the SpaceX supply ship Dragon was less than a mile from the ISS. The approach was aborted, although NASA has since confirmed that neither the station nor its six-person crew were in any danger. Another attempt is to be made on Thursday, 23 February. - 2月 2017
The Weather Company and its parent group IBM have introduced new mesh network alerts technology that will help keep cell phone users connected even when internet connection is limited or power outages have caused network disruptions. - 2月 2017
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a US$113m Systems Engineering and Technical Services (SETS) contract to Vencore, a Virginia-based information solutions provider. - 2月 2017
In a national first, US scientists have used high-resolution lidar data to determine lightning’s impact on tropospheric ozone.
Scientists at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) have used the university’s Rocket-city Ozone Quality Evaluation in the Troposphere (RO3 QET) lidar to measure ozone that was chemically produced by summertime lightning over the USA. Following further development, the research could play an important role in air quality prediction and assessment. - 2月 2017
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the National Mesonet Program contract to SGT, a Greenbelt, Maryland-based provider of IT, engineering, operations and science services. - 1月 2017
Campbell Scientific has revealed the latest addition to its CR300-series measurement and control dataloggers.
The CR310 has the capabilities of the CR300 but benefits from the addition of removable connectors and an integrated 10/100 Ethernet connection. - 1月 2017
The University of California, Irvine, has launched smartphone app iRain, which aims to “put precision rainfall information into the pockets of the public”.
The free app, which is available for iPhone and Android devices, will use satellite rain data from the university’s weather tracking and analysis system. - 1月 2017
Combitech, part of the defence and security group Saab AB, has won a contract to supply a digital automated terminal information service system (D-ATIS) and ATIS to Stockholm Arlanda, Bromma Stockholm, Göteborg Landvetter and Malmö Sturup airports in Sweden. - 1月 2017
BMT Argoss, part of the BMT Group, has launched a new ice charting capability. The new capability will work alongside the company’s existing weather forecasting services. As part of its development, several senior BMT meteorologists took part in a training programme at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in Copenhagen, Denmark. - 1月 2017