Climate change is affecting weather patterns and strengthens extreme weather. Beyond the next few decades, the impact of climate change will depend primarily on the amount of greenhouse gases emitted globally, and how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to those emissions.
Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves.
As described in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) decadal survey, there’s a long-term strategic interest in studying the atmosphere’s planetary boundary layer (PBL). The reason of this is to extend and improve weather and air quality forecasts.
Ecotronics desire is to innovate and incorporate new technologies to address these challenges.
Ecotronics developed expertise in atmospheric Lidar remote sensing, performing engineering and field experiment activities at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. This expertise also translated into working with manufacturers of Lidar systems and optical components.
Under the MetUAV brand, Ecotronics is developing payloads for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to provide in-situ measurements of the low troposphere to retrieve weather parameters such as pressure, temperature, humidity, aerosols, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ozone. In addition, the company offers integration & testing of small UAV payloads utilized in weather research, and other special applications. Finally, the company will provide software to enable improved data processing and visualization of the collected environmental sensing data.
Find out more by visiting the following link: MetUAV
Weather field campaign using Lidar conducted in London, Ontario, Canada
UAV field testing in Maryland