Weather Intelligence

Climate Change and Its Effects Part Two: Flooding Trends and Frequencies

In our previous post, we discussed frequent volatile weather and one of its most deadly and dangerous impacts: flooding. In this post, we’ll dive into the most recent trends of… Read more »

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Climate Change and Its Effects Part One: Frequent Volatile Weather

In our previous blog series, we discussed the changing climate and various factors that could be affecting it, including human versus natural influences. The recent changes suggest a more volatile… Read more »

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Maybe your city needs information management instead of another highway?

For years, cities have attempted to alleviate traffic congestion by constructing more roads, tunnels and bridges.  Often, these very expensive capacity improvements created more problems than they solved – disjointed… Read more »

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Changing Climate: What Does It Mean? Part Three: Changing Weather Volatility

In our previous post we talked about the changes in weather patterns our Schneider Electric meteorologists are observing in relation to climate change. To wrap up our series, we’ll look… Read more »

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Changing Climate: What Does It Mean? Part Two: The Reality of Changing Volatility

In our last post, we examined the difference between weather and climate, and looked at some of the natural and man-made causes of climate change. Top Schneider Electric meteorologists have… Read more »

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Changing Climate: What Does It Mean? Part One: Climate vs. Weather

The Earth’s climate has been changing ever since the planet formed an atmosphere. While some changes are natural and cyclical, some are influenced by human activities, and our awareness of… Read more »

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The internet of things (IoT) and….. Mining operations?

In a previous blog regarding technology trends I wrote a short paragraph about the internet of things and my humble vision of it. However, looking back at my post and… Read more »

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Soaking Up the Sun: Advanced DMS and Weather Forecasting Make Renewables More Viable

Electric utilities are at a crossroads. New regulatory requirements and energy demands are placing an increased pressure on utilities to aggressively incorporate renewable sources into generation portfolios. In light of… Read more »

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Intelligence, Connectivity, Efficiency – the new ICE Age in Energy Management!

Energy is needed everywhere – be it industry, agriculture, homes, buildings, infrastructure or services. Even as we grapple with the twin-headed monster of rising energy demand and ravaging carbon emission,… Read more »

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Knowing where your rough spots are

In a previous post, I described how advanced-technology weather forecasts and flight hazard forecasts are helping flight planners, dispatchers, and trackers make more appropriate routing decisions for flight safety and… Read more »

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2014/15 Winter Weather Outlook

If you don’t remember what the weather was like last winter, we don’t blame you. Most of us are trying to forget the brutally cold temperatures that lingered over much… Read more »

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Changing Climate: What Does It Mean? Part Three: Changing Weather Volatility

In our previous post we talked about the changes in weather patterns our Schneider Electric meteorologists are observing in relation to climate change. To wrap up our series, we’ll look… Read more »

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Some figures about renewable energy

  Production factor of renewable energies Newspapers and the Net are full of reports about the installation of wind and solar farms, all over the world. Good news! The electricity… Read more »

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Climate Change and Its Effects Part Two: Flooding Trends and Frequencies

In our previous post, we discussed frequent volatile weather and one of its most deadly and dangerous impacts: flooding. In this post, we’ll dive into the most recent trends of… Read more »

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Wind Energy Shouldn’t Be Risky Energy

They’re big. Those huge wind turbines stand tall with their dynamic faces to the wind, challenging the planet to “bring it on.” They reflect highly advanced engineering and are monuments… Read more »

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Heading Off Catastrophe: Impact of Hurricane Sandy

Recent catastrophic events have cast a new light on cloud services and co-location providers. The question that must be asked is this, what happens if the cloud provider or colo… Read more »

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Weather: This Decade’s Geolocation – Part 2 of 3

In our previous blog in this three-part series, we examined how weather information is becoming this decade’s geolocation. In this installation, we will look at specific kinds of weather data… Read more »

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Weather Threats at Sporting Events

Today there is a greater awareness surrounding the importance of predicting weather conditions and keeping athletes and spectators safe with game delays and evacuations. Sports officials must have a clear… Read more »

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Benefits of integrating geospatial weather data into applications – Part I

In recent times weather conditions, especially in the past year, have been much more volatile and severe.  It seems as if there is no “safe season,” as spring, summer, fall,… Read more »

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Looking Back: More Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a variety of efforts are underway to minimize the impact of future catastrophic events. Those efforts over time are likely to… Read more »

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We Can do Something About the Weather: Adapt Traffic Signal Control Strategies

We can’t change the weather yet, but adapting traffic signal control strategies to account for severe weather conditions is something we can do.   A recent article in the magazine Public… Read more »

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Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens to Rain on Your Parade – Is your Disaster Recovery plan ready for hurricane season?

As Tropical Storm Arthur churns off the coast of Florida and threatens to become a hurricane by the time it reaches the Outer Banks of North Carolina, it is a… Read more »

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Enhanced Weather Information Integrated into Websites and Applications

Utilities need access to accurate weather forecasts, and for many utilities, being able to integrate that weather information into their existing systems is critical.  A utility doesn’t want the wrong… Read more »

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Accurate Turbulence Forecasts Can Reduce Injuries and Distress to Passengers

On January 16, 2014, United Airlines flight 89 departed from Newark for a fourteen-hour flight to Beijing. A mere forty-five minutes into the flight, five flight attendants were injured after… Read more »

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Eight Ways Computers Can Make Decisions for Your Hospital

It is fairly easy to conceptualize that computers can compare, analyze and compartmentalize data according to rules dictated by a human created program. But, this is just a small part… Read more »

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Heading Off Catastrophe: Impact of Hurricane Sandy

Recent catastrophic events have cast a new light on cloud services and co-location providers. The question that must be asked is this, what happens if the cloud provider or colo… Read more »

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IT and OT: Allies or Adversaries?

Can IT and OT get along? It’s one of the pressing questions facing the business world as the Internet of Things, or IoT, drumbeat grows louder. As the two essential… Read more »

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Soaking Up the Sun: Advanced DMS and Weather Forecasting Make Renewables More Viable

Electric utilities are at a crossroads. New regulatory requirements and energy demands are placing an increased pressure on utilities to aggressively incorporate renewable sources into generation portfolios. In light of… Read more »

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Top 10 Weather Events For 2014 | Part II

Top 10 Weather Events For 2014 The countdown of Schneider Electric’s Top 10 weather events for the year 2014 continues with with top 5. If you missed the first post of… Read more »

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Outdoor enclosures: Accounting for weather conditions

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get, according to humorist and author Mark Twain. Builders of outdoor control panel enclosures can benefit from that. By accounting for… Read more »

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