Jul.10, 2012 | 2:36 AM–As the world weather gets wackier, there is a mounting need for precise weather forecasts. One Israeli company is developing cutting-edge meteorological technology that can deliver relatively accurate forecasts for specific areas, updated on the hour.
Meteo-Logic’s technology is running on an experimental basis, but marketing is projected to start within months.
new technology delivers pinpoint meteorological measurements from defined spots. The forecasts feature various parameters, including temperature, humidity, wind intensity and direction, as well as how much precipitation is expected at each spot.
Igal Zivoni, founder and CEO and an engineer by training, explains that the new system is based on cross-referencing information compiled from climate measurement equipment around the globe, along with historical meteorological data connected to the spot in question.
In addition, the new technology processes data collated by conventional weather equipment, he says. But it’s the proprietary algorithms created by Meteo-Logic that are key to the precise forecasts.
The technology is being tested at 70 different spots around Israel. Zivoni admits that the level of precision in the forecasts is not uniform in each locale.
Dr. Baruch Ziv, a leading meteorologist in Israel, is a paid consultant for Meteo-Logic. After assessing the statistical accuracy of the experimental forecasts produced by the new technology, Ziv insists that the Meteo-Logic equipment is promising…Read More>>