Since the early days of aviation, clouds stand in the way between mankind and the sky. Today, to secure airspace and guarantee a safe flight, airports rely on meteorological instruments called ceilometers. In a recent article for the distinguished review Meteorology Technology International, our application expert Holger Wille and I explained what kind of instrument that is and how it works.
Summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere, heralding the beginning of the storm season and rainy period. The meteorological phenomena and their impact may differ in regard to regional realities. But irrespective of the place and its local designation, the principle of evaporation and precipitation dictates the water cycle everywhere and lays the fundament of life on our planet.
COVID-19 is even influencing our weather – or at least how well we can predict it.
What can a gust of wind do, how is it defined and how can you measure gusts reliably and without additional accessories