17 Nov 2016
Weather risk management on agricultural market through index-based insurance and weather data
In recent years, the problem of decreasing productivity of agriculture has arisen sharper due to climate change and long-term weather fluctuations; there is even the threat of famine in some countries, which are more dependable on crop productivity. This problem can be solved with traditional and known for centuries tools, i.e. by expansion of sowed land through deforestation.
Simultaneously, the intensification of manufacturing or the expansion of cultivated land into previously wild areas can lead to additional emission of greenhouse gases due to the removal of trees and also these processes can increase the amount of used fertilizers. These both actions are factors contributing to climate change and appearance of negative weather phenomena such as drought.
25 Oct 2016
How to use OpenWeatherMap UV index
Thank you for the article Francesco Azzola
This post describes how to use OpenWeatherMap UV index. This is an interesting API because we can use it to explore some important aspects about Android and location aware API. Openweathermap provides this API for free! As you may already know, OpenWeatherMap provides also a full set of API about weather information: you can get current weather conditions, forecast, historical information and so on. This information is free and we can use OpenWeatherMap API free of charge.
Focusing on this article, at its end, we will build an Android app that gets UV index and show it using Material design guidelines.
Before diving into the app details is useful to have an idea about UV index.
29 Sep 2016
Modern approach to use of weather data in effective marketing
Recently the approach to marketing has greatly changed. Simple broadcasting of information about goods and services, even in the most whimsical of forms, is getting out-of-date quickly. At the moment those companies are the most successful who experience a flexible approach towards using of information, both current and historical.
04 Sep 2016
Weather risk management in retail
Daily news mass media readily inform people about numerous natural disasters happening throughout the world. Such extreme weather conditions as floods in India and Louisiana, severe drought in California paralyze the life of entire states and have a harmful impact on the economy.
02 Sep 2016
Weather risk management in the electrical power industry
Risk management is an opportunity to prevent risk emergence, as well as to mitigate negative effects of different adverse situations. Weather risk is related to physical phenomena which can influence performance of a company and which cannot be controlled from company's side.
01 Sep 2016
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.
01 Aug 2016
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.
20 Jul 2016
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.
01 Jul 2016
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 -
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!