We’ve come to expect good driving conditions on roads in just about any weather conditions. Postponing events for winter storms is done only in dire situations. The high expectations we have of public winter services requires know real-time traffic weather conditions not only on highways, but also in cities and on main roads.
We know wind energy and wind turbines, but what is a wind power house? Is it maybe a house with a propeller on the roof? Exactly. Why use the roof only for the recovery of energy from the sun, if the wind is constantly blowing around the house.
The art of divination has a rich history. If nothing else, they wanted to predict the weather. Even then, environmental disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes claimed a high death toll. Floods, hail, and droughts threatened the agricultural economy.
For centuries, people have tried to predict the weather. But for centuries a glance at the sky was all that they could do. Only towards the end of the 19th Century first meteorologists could use instruments to capture weather data with more scientific precision.