HIGH SPEED TRAIN
Ultrasonic anemometer provides detailed wind data for safe and efficient operation of the AVE high speed train connecting Madrid and Seville. The train reaches speeds of 300 km/hr (186 mph). Photo courtesy Carlos Gomez, Geonica, S.A.,
MONITORING FOR HIGH SPEED TRAIN-SPAIN
GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN WEATHER SENSORS
Alpine Wind Monitor provides ice-free wind readings at the mile-high “swinging” bridge, so named because of its tendency to sway in high winds. Photo courtesy of Baker Perry, Appalachian State University, Boone NC.
GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN BRIDGE-NORTH CAROLINA
AWS ON ICEBERG B-15A
Calved from the Ross Ice Shelf in 2000, this 100 mile by 30 mile iceberg was the world’s largest free-floating object until it broke up in 2005. Photo courtesy of Josh Landis, NSF.
GREAT LAKES MARITIME ACADEMY-MICHIGAN
MOBILE MONITORING STATION UTILIZING 3-D SONIC ANEMOMETER
GIJON SEA PORT
Ultrasonic anemometer and other sensors at the busy port of Gijon in northern Spain provide accurate weather data to assist port authority personnel. Photo courtesy Carlos Gomez, Geonica, S.A., Madrid, Spain.
MODEL 81000 SONIC ANEMOMETER ON AIRSHIP-GERMANY
ROADWAY MILLING SYSTEM
Monitoring instruments aboard specialized roadway milling and resurfacing equipment assist in optimizing the milling process with minimal disturbance to local residents.
LAKE MICHIGAN LIGHTHOUSE
Wind and temperature sensors face harsh conditions during a storm at South Haven, Michigan. Photo courtesy of Gary Martin , www.coastalbeacons.com
WHISTLER -BLACKCOMB SKI AREA
Whistler Mountain Peak rises behind service building and Wind Monitor at this resort in British Columbia, Canada.
Monitoring buoy in Long Island Sound. Operated by University of Connecticut, the buoy measures atmospheric and water quality parameters for the “MYSound” project. Photo courtesy David Cohen, University of Connecticut
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Wind Monitor AQ and other sensors record air quality data near Old Faithful geyser.