Tag: AMP

Global Wave Heights add to AerisWeather Mapping Platform
March 30

New Wave Height and Sea Surface Temperature Map Layers

We’re always working on expanding and improving our AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP), including the new global radar (derived) we recently launched. Continuing that trend, we’ve released two new ocean layers:  an improved sea surface temperature map layer and an ocean wave heights layer. Improved Sea Surface Temperature Layer Our improved sea surface temperatures (SST) layer is now updated daily. Furthermore, the improved data is also less affected by cloud cover over an area to provide a more complete picture of surface conditions. Use the layer code [crayon-5ed0ffc597e11145914075-i/]  to access the sea surface temperatures layer: [crayon-5ed0ffc597e1a650117971/] Using our AMP wizard, you can test the layer...

October 29

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

Header Graphic: The active California and Western fires as of the time of publishing this article overlaid on an ESRI Topographic map alongside fire risk and radar. 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 with our own. As with any genre of software that...

Global Temperature Map
March 28

Temperature Map Goes Global

Alongside radar, our AerisWeather Maps Platform (AMP) users request weather observation map layers, especially surface temperatures, most frequently. Historically, these layers have been limited to the United States and neighboring regions, which means they aren’t useful for users in other parts of the world. We’ve been working on improving our observation layers over the past several months, and today we are announcing that our weather observation map layers are now available globally! Going Global with Observed Weather Maps We have expanded our default weather observation map layers to global coverage, which update hourly. You won’t need to change your code since...

February 18

Weather maps made easy with AerisWeather Maps Wizard

Last August we released the Aeris Weather API Wizard to assist with making queries to the Aeris Weather API. Today we are releasing the newest member of our wizard family: The Aeris Maps Wizard. This new wizard provides a step-by-step guide to help you build custom weather maps in multiple forms. As you journey through each step, the wizard builds a code snippet behind the scenes using information from what the user has selected. In the final step, the user will be provided with a custom code snippet that can be used in their own applications. We know that not everyone...

Air Quality Map
September 27

Wildfire Map and Air Quality Map Now Available

Changes in air quality can have wide-ranging effects for people, especially for children and sensitive groups, but also for everyone when air quality drops considerably. In May, we announced the addition of the Air Quality endpoints to the AerisWeather API.  Today, as we continue to expand our Air Quality API and datasets, we are announcing a new air quality map layer within the AerisWeather Mapping Platform (AMP).  The layer displays Air Quality Index (AQI) badges for locations globally and allows users to quickly visualize areas of concern.  Additionally, large wildfires can negatively affect local and regional air quality. Therefore, we are...

August 31

New Tropical Map Layers in the AerisWeather Maps Platform

We recently introduced the new Hurricane API, including the tropical cyclones endpoint, within our AerisWeather API. And while real-time, easy-to-use data is useful, visualizations of that data is what helps tell the story in minimizing storm risks. Today, we are announcing new tropical map layers within the AerisWeather Maps Platform (AMP). These new tropical map layers allow you to create a variety of tropical weather maps within your own apps and projects. Tropical Cyclones, the Primary Layer The single tropical cyclones layer is the most commonly used tropical layer and displays all active cyclones across the globe, including the Atlantic, East Pacific...

Historical Weather
February 14

The Power of Historical Weather Data

by Paul Douglas “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana Meteorologists are preoccupied with predicting some future state of the atmosphere. Too many days it’s a thankless, seemingly impossible task. To have any real success forecasting the weather it’s essential to look back in time to see what already happened, and why? Our humbling new reality: every storm is different, each weather scenario uniquely challenging. The atmosphere has never been identical to the one outside your window right now. The only way to accurately model the future is to analyze the past, with...

August 7

Monitoring Kubernetes with Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Heapster

We recently took the plunge into using Kubernetes to orchestrate containers for a number of our web and data-ingest services. While we have been generally pleased with the experience, we have found metrics, monitoring, and logging to be major pain points for us. Kubernetes provides no out-of-the-box system for centralized logging, so we had resorted to scanning log files on individual pods with a lot of guess-and-check work in matching server logs to application behavior. Without any human-readable interface for viewing application metrics, it was really hard to construct a story describing why an application behaved the way it did. It was clear...