Dec 11, 2019
3rd Visca general assembly and 3rd Stakeholders workshop

The 3rd General Assembly of VISCA project, led by METEOSIM, will take place on 9th and 10th December 2019 in Barcelona.

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Nov 27, 2019
World most polluted cities

Air pollution represents one of the most important health risks that currently exist. It is estimated that environmental pollution by fine particulate matter (PM2.5) contribute to 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide during 2016 (source: World Health Organization, WHO).

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Oct 17, 2019
Climate Change Scenarios for Adaptation

In a previous post we detailed some of the main challenges that climate change adaptation projects are facing. In this second post, we want to delve into seven technical aspects that seem fundamental to us when using climate change projections and scenarios for climate resilience or adaptation projects. The first important premise is that climate […]

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Sep 30, 2019
Improve the reliability of the wrf meteorological data set

The atmospheric pollutants dispersion models (AERMOD, CALPUFF,…) require meteorological information as input data in order to run correctly.

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Jul 31, 2019
Mitigation measures in mining environments

Particulate matter is the main pollution problem in mines. The mining area is constantly exposed to a lot of activities that generate a large amount of dust and suspended particles. Blasting, excavations, handling and loading of aggregate onto storage piles, and vehicle transport of the mined material, are the main sources of particles in an […]

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Jul 09, 2019
The emissions model

Nowadays we are able to forecast the levels of contamination in a region by using the air quality (AQ) models. These models can reproduce the main agents that influence the air pollution, like the meteorological situation, the emission sources, the dispersion of pollutants or the chemical reactions in the atmosphere. The result is the local […]

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Jul 04, 2019
How to tackle climate change in the wine sector

Insights driven from developing new tailored climate tools to help wineries in production management. There is scientific evidence that our climate is changing due to the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from anthropogenic activities. Although the causes and consequences of climate change are global, impacts differ from region to region and sector to sector. Tackling […]

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Jun 13, 2019 api
Advantages of using an API

The most common way to use an application online is by a web platform. The user has to move to the corresponding URL and then gets the requested information from the navigator interactively. Or, in other words, by using the User Interface that the provider has designed for that aim. This procedure is often enough […]

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May 27, 2019
Influence of meteorology on aviation security

Aeronautical meteorology is an essential element of the complex system that constitutes Air Traffic Management (ATM). Meteorology conditions all aspects of ATM operations as well as helps to improve safety and efficiency during air traffic control (ATC) operations. What influence does meteorology have on airport operations? The possibility of forecasting adverse and/or extreme weather situations […]

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May 16, 2019 climate change
Development and adaptation to climate change

The challenges of climate resilience projects funded by international funds According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on its recent Global Climate report in 2018, The impacts of climate change (physical signals such as global warming trends, changes in precipitation patterns, sea level rise, extreme events and socio-economic impacts derived) are accelerating in a disturbing […]

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