Météorage is an expert in Lightning Data Valorisation as a result of its dedicated activity in this unique core business. Created in 1987, Météorage is a joint venture between Météo France and Vaisala, it has developed a specific knowledge for the design of Lightning Detection Networks, the operation of Lightning Data Service systems and the market development of lightning data applications.
Using a specific worldwide lightning detection network, Météorage is serving end users in 4 continents with a large range of products and services for lightning risk prevention such as Real Time Lightning Display, Alarm service, Reports and Statistics .....
Lightning data stream
Météorage can provide the location of each lightning discharge as it occurs. This information is then integrated in the client's IT infrastructure to be used by forcasters, climatologists and data analysts. The data can be delivered through a periodic file transfer mechanism, or in real time thanks to a streaming solution.
This service is offered as a yearly subscription, the price will depend on the area to be covered and the number of end-users.
Typical applications are found at Met Agencies that develop their own data processing architecture. Météo France Meteo Swiss and KNMI are some reference users.
Lightning Data Services
Our range of Lightning Data Services offers a set of easy to use applications for the end users. They cover:
- a Real Time web display to track thunderstorm accross the country and help nowcast their trajectory,
- an Alarm service that will send notifications to the end-users when a storm approaches or leaves their area;
- a Reporting tool to extract data from our archive when an incident must be checked
- a Statistical package with lightning density maps and yearly histograms to depict the pattern of thunderstorms.
Most services are available as a yearly subscriptions
Lightning Network specification and design
Being an independant Lightning Detection Network operator, Météorage has compared the various technologies and designed its own infrastructure. We work with different data sets and have installed detection networks in Africa, Asia and Europe for Met Organizations.
Météorage offers its knowledge as a consultant when a new lightning detection network is envisionned. We can help prepare specifications, identify quality criteria and evaluate the solutions.
CATS Lightning Data Service Platform
Météorage serves hundreds of customers thanks to its own data processing platform. This highly automated production environment is the back office for all our on line data services and allows to create specific products.
The Computer Aided Thunderstorm Surveillance (CATS) solution has already been installed in various country where by independant network owners operate it in order to obtain the range of data services they require.
We can configure, install and integrate this tool on a turnkey basis.
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