When Data Creates Doers
Baron educates AMS Annual Meeting visitors with practical applications demonstrating critical weather intelligence
During the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), held January 4-8 in Phoenix, Arizona, Baron Services presented its slate of critical weather intelligence solutions, spoke to students on behalf of the NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation, and hosted its first-ever Weather Radar Technology Summit.
In keeping with the Annual Meeting’s theme, “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place,” Baron’s on the ground team, including Baron founder and CEO Bob Baron and Chief Development Officer Bob Dreisewerd, educated attendees on the company’s most significant weather tracking tools available now, and why they matter. Namely, Baron focused on applications for Dual Polarization technology, roadway weather, and personalized weather alerting systems.
“Dual polarization technology provides a more in depth understanding of storm development,” said Dreisewerd. “With better identification of precipitation type, better rainfall accumulation totals, and improved severe weather detection in the form of hail and tornados, we can deliver a level of forecasting precision that before was simply not possible.”
In its capacity as an ambassador of the NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation program, Baron also participated in a student luncheon focused on what it means in practice to be weather-ready. Company founder and CEO Bob Baron made the presentation, which described Baron’s decision to make available the Baron SAF-T-Net weather alerting system without charge to every local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) in the United States.
During Baron’s two-day Weather Radar Technology Summit, attendees learned firsthand from a mix of industry and government weather radar thought leaders who discussed some of the newest techniques and principles being used to address global operational meteorological needs.
“The diversity of the speakers was quite good,” said Radar Summit participant Richard Ice of the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency. “ I thought the flow through the two days was great; going back through the history of signal processing has inspired me to do some other projects.”
Radar Summit presenter and Penn State meteorology professor Dr. Matthew Kumjian added, “I learned quite a bit hearing industry people talk about antenna designs and the hardware that I’m not familiar with; it’s a nice opportunity to show the state of designs and engineering and discuss ideas and future directions.”
To learn more about Baron’s critical weather intelligence solutions, visit: http://www.baronweather.com.