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Measuring Cloud Oktas from Outer Space

This article describes the approach undertaken by data scientists at Axibase to calculate the Cloud Cover using satellite imagery from the Japanese Himawari 8 satellite.

Today, cloud cover is measured using automated weather stations, specifically the ceilometer and the sky imager instruments. The ceilometer is an upward pointed laser that calculates the time required for the laser to reflect from the clouds, determining the height of the cloud base.…

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Added by Axibase Corp on October 20, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments

Environmental Monitoring using Big Data

In this post, I will cover in-depth a Big Data use case: monitoring and forecasting air pollution.

A typical Big Data use case in the modern Enterprise includes the collection and storage of sensor data, executing data analytics at scale, generating forecasts, creating visualization portals, and automatically raising alerts in the case of abnormal deviations or threshold breaches.

This article will focus on an implemented use case: monitoring and analyzing air quality…

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Added by Axibase Corp on June 2, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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