Tag: wave heights

Maersk line
May 10

Climate Volatility and Weather Extremes Threaten the World’s Shipping Routes

Feature Image credit: Maersk and Wikipedia. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” wrote explorer Jacques Cousteau. The world’s oceans are a wonder indeed, but rising tides, increasingly powerful storms and wind-whipped waves pose new risks for the ships that power the world’s economies. An estimated 80% of the world’s commerce arrives by ship, an estimated 50,000 merchant ships registered in nearly 150 countries. Tracking changes in weather for optimal routing and storm-avoidance has never been more mission-critical to keep the global economy humming along. Maritime Transport Operators increasingly rely on sophisticated...

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-62c384375b0cf287271405-i/]  to access the sea surface temperatures layer: [crayon-62c384375b0d5143584745/] Using our AMP wizard, you can test the layer...