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Authors:Tomas Landelius: Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Sweden
Publication title:Visualization at SMHI
Conference:The Annual SIGRAD Conference. Special Theme - Environmental Visualization
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:002
Abstract: Like most other national weather services the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) was established in the late 19th century. The reason for this was the development of the telegraph. In order to make a weather forecast one need information about the current weather situation within a large area and the telegraph made this possible. As an illustration; todays 24 hour weather forecasts for Sweden use information from all of Europe; the northern Atlantic as well as the eastern parts of northern America. Accordingly SMHI gathers vast quantities of data around the clock from land-based weather stations; balloons; ships; buoys; aircraft; weather radar; satellites and lightning localization systems. This information is the base for further processing in complex numerical models; tailored for applications in meteorology; hydrology and oceanography (MHO).
No. of pages:2
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

Tomas Landelius (2004). Visualization at SMHI, The Annual SIGRAD Conference. Special Theme - Environmental Visualization;article=002 (accessed 2/10/2016)