Smart monitoring and management of water cycle in meteorology
The ever-growing global population faces an increasing climate crisis. A range of natural disasters, heat waves, droughts, heavy rains and more are intensifying, with their frequency rising too. Now more than ever, we need to be climate-smart. With all this in mind, a lot of research has been put into smart rainwater monitoring and management. Let’s take a closer look at this technology, as well as how it impacts the aviation sector, below.
Smart rainwater management and monitoring
The combination of smart hardware, services and solutions to minimise wastage, smart rainwater management uses information and analytics to deliver better outcomes across the water management lifecycle. A rainwater monitoring system, meanwhile, allows analysts to gain a thorough understanding of the nature of water and its pressure, temperature and purification at different locations, including those which are more remote. Meteorological and weather management systems have advanced rapidly in recent years and now include:
• Automated weather observing systems (AWOS)
• Meteorological sensors
• MET forecasting/visualisation systems
• Weather RADARs
• LIDAR (Windshear/Wake Vortex Measurement)
• Lightning detection systems
• Thermo dynamic profilers
• Radiosonde/weather telemetry systems
• Weather decision support systems
What can rain and storms do?
Weather can be one of the most dangerous things for a pilot. Whether it is an unanticipated tailwind, a freak storm, or even just low-lying cloud, the weather cycle can cause a huge range of dangerous situations for any flight. That’s why a lot of research has been put into smart monitoring and managing the water cycle, in order to avoid any adverse effects.
Smart weather monitoring in aviation
There are a few ways that weather is monitored in modern airports. One such example is weather RADARs, built so that air traffic control can have a good idea of what cloud systems are circulating. These are supported by weather decision support systems, which give an accurate short-term forecast of what is around the corner, and how pilots can best deal with it. Combining these with runway visual range (RVR) means that a pilot can prepare for whatever conditions are ahead of them and be sure of a safe landing. These systems are highly complex and work with several other technologies to guarantee 100% accurate information of what the weather is like and what the weather is likely to be over the next few hours. Highly trained pilots can fly in any situation, but by giving them highly accurate information about conditions, we can ensure that they know exactly what they will need to do and when.
Bayanat Engineering is proud to have built some of the world’s leading weather forecasting systems for airports, and is happy to play a part in creating systems that keep passengers and pilots safe. A smart weather monitoring system is just one step towards the smooth experience passengers receive on a day to day basis. For any questions, inquiries or commendations, please fill out the form on our website.