Keith Woolford Posted June 6, 2016 Share Posted June 6, 2016 (edited) ETESA launches Radiosonde in Chiriqui to measure state of the atmosphere The director of Hidromet and the Ambassador of Panama to the Organization World Metererológica, Edilberto Esquivel, indicated that this practice strengthens the quality of the services provided meteorological and climatological, contributing to the safety and security of people and property, and the welfare of the community. To improve the knowledge of the weather conditions, prevent adverse climatic events and optimize the measurements of the forecast of the time, the Electric Transmission Company S.A. made the release to the atmosphere of a radiotracer in the Meteorological Station of David. Ivan Barría, general manager of the company said that the electronic tool will be launched daily to the atmosphere with the help of balloons that are used to measure atmospheric parameters and transmit them via radio waves to the station of David in Chiriqui. Barría stated that the radiotracer also transmits information of temperature and barometric pressure. "Information is processed for then represent it in a thermodynamic diagram," he said. For its part, the director of Hidromet and Ambassador of Panama to the Organization World Metererológica, Edilberto Esquivel indicated that it strengthens the quality of the services provided meteorological and climatological, contributing to the safety and security of people and property, and the welfare of the community. "It is a proud as a Panamanian belong to Etesa, a company that grows, is innovative and that believes in the state-of-the-art technology and in the education of its people for the service of the region and the world," reported Esquivel. The radiotracer will allow to face the enormous challenges posed by climate change. This appliance helps weather forecasts to have greater accuracy so that we will be able to improve the early warning before adverse events, this will help the forecasts in early warning, which also benefits the Fire Brigade of Panama and the National System of Civil Protection. freetranslation.com http://www.panamaamerica.com.pa/economia/etesa-lanza-radiosonda-en-chiriqui-para-medir-estado-de-la-atmosfera-1029166 The device is called a Radiosonde - I found a decent explanation here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiosonde Seems like they are Weather Balloons which are equipped with a small computer. freetranslation Edited June 6, 2016 by Keith Woolford Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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