Baron offers fully integrated weather solutions for a range of industries and applications. Learn more about our integration capabilities below, and be sure to visit us at Meteorological Technology World Expo booth 5015!
Baron Radar Input
Whether a new Baron Gen3 radar or a fleet of legacy sensors, radar data is a crucial component of an integrated network. In addition to the obvious value of reflectivity, velocity and dual-pol observations, advanced processing of radar data results in the creation of value-added products for flooding, winter weather, hail and wind shear. Additionally, residents and stakeholders can receive location-specific alerts for inclement weather, based on automated processing of radar observations.
Data integration is a unique strength of Baron, unifying the data inputs from radar and remote sensors, forecast models and more into a cohesive system, and scalable for organizations of any size. Data from a number of applications, including meteorology, hydrology, aviation, telematics and more, can be implemented into the entire system. When necessary, data conversion techniques are used to make legacy inputs compatible with the rest of the system. Integrated data can then be distributed across the entire network, or to authorized users for access on display workstations, plus web and mobile clients.
Numerical weather prediction (NWP) models, both new and existing, have a major role to play in the integrated network. Configurable to be processed locally or from Baron’s operations center, the Baron model provides high-resolution fields for temperature, precipitation rate, winds, accumulation, cloud cover and more. Other models, such as EURO, HRRR, NAM, GFS and others can be implemented, as well, based on the project requirements.
Baron Value-Added Data and Alerting
The network has the capability to generate value-added data products from raw information obtained by sensors. Dual-polarimetric measurements, for example, can be used to derive more accurate flooding and hail identification. Volumetric data can be used in the creation of value-added data products for dangerous wind shear. Weather alerts—either automatically or manually generated by the user—provide critical weather intelligence to residents in danger, based on customer-defined severe weather criteria.
2D and 3D visualization of data from the meteorological network is available through either advanced display workstations, through web-based systems, or via mobile apps. While sophisticated analysis is provided by the Baron Lynx system, other systems such as the browser-based Baron Threat Net and mobile apps deliver vital information to users in the field, or to the general public, without requiring meteorological training.
Information obtained by a fully integrated meteorological system can be distributed to a number of users, including those in mobile environments, utilizing satellite, GSM and/or internet data delivery. Additionally, using Baron Lynx, meteorologists can issue graphical weather content and forecasts to social media and web users. For organizations with presentation needs, the system is also capable of applications in broadcast and web distribution.