October 29

Integrating Weather Map Layers into QGIS via AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP)

Update: Please utilize resolved URLs for the moment when following this tutorial, including specifying a time offset. We are actively exploring resolutions to known issues when using map tile URLs ending in current.png within XYZ tile layers. GIS technologies have been revolutionizing the science of geospatial analysis since their inception. These powerful tools have been continuously and rapidly advancing to visualize and aid in solving problems. Here at AerisWeather, we use them regularly to model and test our own weather data and imagery, but also to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data in unison...

Packing a very full suitcase
October 24

Use the AerisWeather JavaScript SDK’s NPM Module to Build a Travel Buddy

The AerisWeather Javascript SDK can solve weather-based problems all while steering clear of the troublesome tasks that go into styling a web page. This can be done using the SDK’s module which can be installed from the Yarn or NPM ecosystem. This tutorial will outline the steps required to use the JavaScript SDK’s NPM module and build a Travel Buddy along the way. What is Travel Buddy? Travel Buddy will help users understand what temperatures to expect during their next trip. By passing the location and date of travel, the application will query our API and provide some pertinent details that will prepare...

tropical storm Sebastian
October 3

Is It Time to Scrap the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Rating Scale?

MIT Tropical Expert: “The Saffir-Simpson scale is deeply deficient and should be discarded.” Science evolves over time. Our understanding of the natural world improves as new technology comes online, leveraging more granular, reliable, repeatable data sets. The science of meteorology, like every other science, is a moving target. The Fujita tornado rating scale was upgraded and enhanced in 2006 to better reflect observed wind damage. NOAA is launching WSSI, the Winter Storm Severity Index, a new, experimental winter storm rating scale with five categories. Sound familiar? Is it time to rethink the Saffir-Simpson rating scale for hurricanes, which only predicts...