Meteorological Technology Expo
2013-10-17 15:18:05.000 – Cyrena Briede, Director of Summit Operations
‘Bon soir’ from Brussels, Belgium, where the world’s largest international meteorological technology expo is currently taking place! This three day event that I am attending has brought together instrumentation manufacturers from all over the world, from the USA to the Netherlands to Korea.
Everywhere you look, you see thermometers, hygrometers, anemometers, pyranometers… there are even a few other ‘-ometers’ out there that are brand new technology!
It’s critical for Mount Washington Observatory to be here and stay on top of the new technologies for several reasons. For one, it’s great to see what is cutting edge and what we can utilize on the summit or at any of our 19 mesonet stations. Also, it gives us a chance to invite these manufacturers and companies to see if their product can handle the world’s worst weather.
Many of them will sell their instrumentation to be deployed in far away places, and if they test with us first on Mount Washington, and their products survive, they will know they can survive anywhere!
I will be giving a 30-minute presentation tomorrow at 11:30 am (5:30 am EDT) that will introduce the Mount Washington Observatory to an international audience. More details will come in my next observer comment, but I will be talking about our product testing and research capabilities. Until then, ‘fijne avond’!
Cyrena Briede, Director of Summit Operations