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Influence of weather conditions on the electrical power industry

Influence of weather conditions on the electrical power industry

Weather phenomena have a substantial impact on safe operation of power systems, on modes of power generation and power consumption.

Influence of weather conditions on the electrical power industry is diversified. Here can be mentioned power lines as quite vulnerable objects. Power lines are affected by significant fluctuations in temperature, by ice and wind loads, by rapid freezing of wet snow, by showers and thunderstorms. Due to wind and ice there were cases of wire break on long distances of tens of kilometers, and also there were collapses of power lines supporting constructions. Thunderstorms can affect operation of urban substations, putting transformers and high-voltage equipment out of action.

The role of agrosystems in air pollution: satellite technologies suggest a solution

The role of agrosystems in air pollution: satellite technologies suggest a solution

Recently the issue of environmental pollution and of its consequence such as global warming has been highly discussed at different levels from mass media to heads of governments. United Nations conference on climate change which took place in Dec, 2015 in Paris, France obliged countries that use hydrocarbon fuels to decrease emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, and this fact correlates with world economics looking toward implementation of use of renewable fuels. However this process is unacceptable and almost impossible for many countries at the moment. It goes without saying for such countries as Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and India, and even in the USA this decision of the Paris climate summit found its opponents.The denial of vital questions of climate change and global warming is similar to practice of "burying the heads in the sand." These issues do exist and take their toll on world economy not in the best way.

Impact of climate change on agriculture: problems and their solutions

Impact of climate change on agriculture: problems and their solutions

It is not news nowadays that the climate on earth is changing. And this change is not a long-term prospect, this is a process happening here and now. Consequences of it one can observe in this day and age. Climate change has a global impact on the human environment, nature, wildlife. And surely it also takes its strongest toll on economics. Agricultural sector turns to be the most vulnerable one to climate change. Many agricultural plants, on manufacture and market sale of which economics of some countries and large sectors of world trade are based, are extremely susceptible to weather changes; unexpected climate changes, not to mention here a process of global warming, can affect production of these plants in the most disastrous way. In its turn this process can directly influence the majority of population of export countries, where cultivation of these plants is basically the only source of income, and in some cases the main element of the food supply.

Unity of satellite and weather data to battle fires

Unity of satellite and weather data to battle fires

Meanwhile space dimension technologies highly evolve and artificial space satellites explore other planets for decades already, satellite technologies for observing the surface of our planet also become more complicated. With analysis of data received from satellites one can if not solve entirely then as minimum contribute to solving of global issues in many aspects of human life such as agriculture, logistics on ground surface and in open water, environmental pollution, etc.

Map Editor 2.0: Map with bike routes

Map Editor 2.0: Map with bike routes

There are many online map services for those who prefer active leisure. For example, here is a map with bike routes http://www.thunderforest.com/maps/opencyclemap/ You can read about it here - https://habrahabr.ru/post/131466
Route maps are extremely useful! Also while choosing a route it would be beneficial to know the weather in a region of your travelling. Surely we can check weather with http://openweathermap.org. And what if we combine a bike route map and weather data from OpenWeatherMap? Eureka!
MapEditor 2.0 can help us with that!

                    

                


OpenWeatherMap in the Magic Mirror

OpenWeatherMap in the Magic Mirror

Meet the fantastic project Magic Mirror where OpenWeatherMap data used to get forecast and current weather displayed right on a mirror surface!

Historical OWM weather data to define risks and plan business on agriculture market

Historical OWM weather data to define risks and plan business on agriculture market

In frames of cooperation with Belaya Dacha group with the aim to define risks while planning business in areas that were not cultivated before, OpenWeatherMap has provided historical data for the period of 5 years of two hard-to-reach locations of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Belaya Dacha group ( http://www.bdsalads.ru/) is a leader in the industry of ready-to-eat delicate green salads on the Russian market. At the moment the company plans to cultivate its own farmlands, and the choice of region where plants will grow is one of the crucial questions.

 OpenWeatherMap has submitted the following weather data: the maximum and minimum values of temperature, possibility of hail and freezing rain. After analysis of these data, Belaya Dacha group has made its choice about the region of business conducting.

OpenWeatherMap weather app for the Bluesmart App 2.0

OpenWeatherMap weather app for the Bluesmart App 2.0

OpenWeatherMap weather app for the smartphone from http://bluesmart.com/, which allows you to track the journey of your baggage worldwide.

Bags embedded with digital technology are capable of amazing things. They can be controlled remotely from your smartphone and come with technology to track your bag, outlets to charge your devices, a built-in scale, and secure remote digital lock. Some say technology has taken one small step for luggage, one giant leap for travelers.

“We have made a decision to integrate OpenWeatherMap for two main reasons. First was the most efficient cost we could get in the market. On the other side, the flexibility to adapt the service/product to our app made it perfect to get the results our developers and designers were looking for to achieve the best user experience.”
(c) Pablo Mendonça, Business Developer, Bluesmart."

Map Editor 2.0 is the newest version of our tool for customization of weather maps

Map Editor 2.0 is the newest version of our tool for customization of weather maps

And again OpenWeatherMap is here happy to announce our new useful and smart tool Map Editor 2.0 ( http://openweathermap.org/map_editor_2)! It allows you to create personalized weather maps on the basis of OpenWeatherMap’s data. Map Editor 2.0 provides a great variety of interface tools: you can choose peculiar weather phenomena and adjust its colour display. And like usually all these go in open access.To get this tool simply log in to your account or create a new one. Be ready to become a weather pro!

Use of satellite technology for decreasing risks in agriculture. NDVI index.

Use of satellite technology for decreasing risks in agriculture. NDVI index.

The exploration of outer space and launching of satellites started in the 1960s. Having some romantic flair in the beginning, the satellite story went on and nowadays satellites are launched often and almost everywhere around the globe and their number is going to grow in the future. Together with that, a new question arose, what to do with a bunch of new information received? A huge lot of information has been gained in the satellite era, but its practical appliance can be seen only in certain spheres of economics.