Early Warning System
Flexible End-to-End System
Worldwide natural disasters are on the rise. For many countries today, the need for flexible and robust weather infrastructure supporting an early warning system is a top priority to gain access to critical weather information, disseminate warnings, and increase capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change.
Earth Networks Early Warning System (EWS)
The Earth Networks EWS is an advanced early warning solution delivering critical weather and climate information with alerts distributed over multiple platforms such as desktop, web and mobile. The system is built on the Earth Networks Early Warning System Framework where observation data is collected, analyzed and delivered for decision making and action.
This end-to-end system consists of sensors, data, models, alerting and content delivery layers enabling accurate, reliable and automated severe weather alerts — at a fraction of the cost of traditional weather infrastructure systems.
Surface Observation Data — Integrating real-time Earth Networks sensor data with other weather observation networks utilizing three levels of data quality control processes
Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN) — In-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning detection from compact sensors that can be integrated with automated weather stations (AWS)
PulseRadSM — Total lightning-based radar radar-like display for high resolution severe storm tracking and precipitation estimates
Dangerous Thunderstorm Alert (DTA) — Early warnings of severe weather events in advance of those issued using weather radar-based techniques and technologies
StreamerRT — Real-time decision support tool that enables multi-layer weather monitoring and custom alerting
ENcast — High resolution, customized weather forecasts for any location within the country
CAP Alerts — WMO compliant public weather alerting through mobile SMS, email and other platforms
Leap-frog Technology Transfer — Provides for immediate establishment of in-country infrastructure enabling severe storm tracking and broad communication of weather alerts
Capacity Building — Facilitates training and professional development of in-country managers and staff
Cost Effective — Lowers system operating costs and ease of use; significantly more value than traditional radar
Transitional Infrastructure — Enables implementation on varying timescales
Sustainability — Comprehensive system built for the long term