Quantifying benefits of green roofs becomes easier with the latest technological breakthroughs

Green-roofs are here to stay. Their benefits in the reduction of the heat-island effect are known, yet not well quantified. The limitations of current sensor and weather station technologies limit the quality of urban climate research due to error producing influences of sun-heated building walls and pavement. Large measurement errors in meteorological instrumentation due to inadequate 360-degree solar heat shielding with adequate ventilation severely limit urban meteorological data quality. Yet one sensor company is about to change that.

The application of helical MeteoShield® Professional technology as part of the MeteoHelix IoT Pro micro-weather stations is enabling researchers to achieve WMO precision in air temperature measurement in inner-cities. The multiple degree errors of conventional multi-plate radiation shields and their fan-aspirated solar shield counterparts are a thing of the past with the application of BARANI DESIGN’s helical shielding technology which has been verified by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

As part of its educational support program, BARANI DESIGN Technologies provides deep discounts on meteorological sensor technologies to educational institutions and researchers like Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eva Pauditšová , PhD. from Comenius University in Bratislava, who is performing research on the real climatological benefits of green roofs in inner-cities in cooperation with Chief Architect Ing. arch. Ingrid Konrad (Bratislava City Hall) and the support of the city of Bratislava magistrate.

“Thanks to the technology found in the MeteoHelix IoT Pro micro-weather stations we are finally able to accurately determine the cooling effect of green areas in the city,” says Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eva Pauditšová , PhD. who’s research builds on the successful international project Horizon 2020 RESIN - Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures. Her current focus is on the sensitivity of urban structures and microclimates to the effects of large scale climatic changes due to global warming and is part of the international project Horizon 2020 ARCH – Advancing Resilience of Historic Areas against Climate-related and other Hazards.

MeteoHelix weather station to revolutionize tropical climate monitoring

METEOHELIX IS THE FIRST IOT WEATHER STATION ON LORAWAN IN SAMOA, SOUTH PACIFIC.

The MeteoHelix weather station is the first IoT device to demonstrate a LoRaWAN Internet of Things wireless network on the island nation of Samoa in the South Pacific during the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC-5) meeting. Its secure encrypted meteorological data connection uses The Things Network LoRa server to rout data to the allMETEO.com meteorological cloud platform as part of an early warning weather monitoring system demonstration. The ease of deployment of the MeteoHelix weather stations makes them unique in the marketplace.

BARANI DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES TEAM SHARING A STAND WITH  COMPTUS  OF USA, A BARANI DESIGN DISTRIBUTOR

BARANI DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES TEAM SHARING A STAND WITH COMPTUS OF USA, A BARANI DESIGN DISTRIBUTOR



 

BARANI DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES TEAM SHARING A STAND WITH COMPTUS OF USA, A BARANI DESIGN DISTRIBUTOR.

Designed to survive cyclone, hurricane and typhoon force winds and direct impacts of flying debris, the MeteoHelix weather station is the only weather station on the market today that can reliably function through the destruction they bring.

We would like to thank the the Government of Samoa, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) as the hosts of the PMC-5 meeting and Varysian, the organizers of the hydrometeorological equipment exhibition, for making this demonstration possible.


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