Earth Networks | Date: 2015-04-13
A system for presenting a user selected advertisement to a user includes a sponsor selector configured to obtain an advertisement selection of the user. The advertisement selection includes at least one user preferred advertising source. The system also includes a sponsor select server that receives the advertisement selection of the user from the sponsor selector and to select a user preferred advertisement based on the user preferred advertising source. In addition, the system includes a content presenter that presents the user preferred advertisement and the multimedia content to the user. A related method, computer program product, sponsor selector apparatus and content presenter apparatus are also presented.
Earth Networks | Date: 2013-01-16
Methods, systems, and computer program products are described herein for generating proxy reflectivity data associated with lightning activity. A computing device receives data associated with lightning activity for one or more geographical areas. The computing device determines the logarithmic scale of the combined in-cloud and cloud-to-ground flash rate (dBR) for one or more grids of lightning activity based on the received data. The computing device generates proxy reflectivity data based on the dBR of the grids.
The Regents Of The University Of California and Earth Networks | Date: 2013-01-09
Methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, are described for measuring greenhouse gas. A calibration device receives a first sample of atmospheric gas from a first port exposed to the earths atmosphere. The calibration device receives a second sample of atmospheric gas from a second port exposed to the earths atmosphere. The calibration device routes the first sample and the second sample to a measurement device for greenhouse gas analysis. The measurement device determines a characteristic of a greenhouse gas present in at least one of the first sample and the second sample. The measurement device transmits data associated with the determined characteristic of the greenhouse gas to a computing device for determining sinks and sources of the gas.
Earth Networks | Date: 2014-08-12
Methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, are described for predicting the potential for severe weather. A computing device receives data associated with lightning activity, where the data includes lightning flash data. The computing device identifies cells of lighting activity based upon the lightning flash data and determines a movement speed, a movement direction, and a lightning rate of the cells of lightning activity based on the received data. The computing device compares the determined lightning rate to a threshold lightning rate, where the threshold rate is set based upon atmospheric conditions in a location of the cells of lightning activity. The computing device determines one or more geographical areas at risk based on the location, the movement speed, and the movement direction of the cells of lightning activity, and issues an alert to remote devices when the lightning rate exceeds a value of the threshold lightning rate.
News Article | October 5, 2015
GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Earth Networks today announced that it has been awarded a Long Term Agreement (LTA) by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide developing countries in Africa and beyond with goods and services for a National Meteorological and Hydrological Service Early Warning System to provide severe weather, nowcasting, monitoring and early warning to protect lives and property. Aiming to strengthen climate resilience, UNDP is assisting African countries to translate economic growth into long-lasting, inclusive human development. To support these challenges, Earth Networks, which has the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks, was competitively selected to deliver a comprehensive Early Warning System that includes reliable and accurate data about current, near medium-term weather conditions via four major subsystems: a current conditions network, a severe weather nowcasting network, a weather forecasting solution and a weather and climate data display system. Earth Networks' Early Warning System is designed to strengthen weather infrastructures and reduce the impact of weather-related hazards on communities and economies. The establishment of this Early Warning System will help countries throughout Africa and beyond to mitigate the impact of extreme weather through real-time weather observations, high-resolution forecasts, and proxy weather radar. Earth Networks’ Early Warning System utilizes a cost-effective integrated approach, ensuring timely and accurate delivery of warnings and forecast information at a fraction of the cost of radar. “We are honored to have been awarded this long term agreement by UNDP and to play a vital role in helping governments and populations throughout Africa and other countries address the need for advanced detection of approaching severe weather,” said Bob Marshall, founder and chief executive officer Earth Networks. “Today’s announcement is part of our broader efforts to support global regions and nations, including national hydrological and meteorological services (NMHS) by providing the most precise live weather conditions, the most relevant weather reports and the earliest weather warnings to safeguard lives and secure infrastructure.” For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before®.