Meteorological service uses T-Mobile network to predict rain

Thursday 3 July 2014 | 13:09 CET | News
The Dutch meteorological service KNMI is using the T-Mobile network to help gauge the intensity of rainfall. Rain has a dampening effect on the network signal, allowing measurements from the network to be used to determine the intensity of rainfall. The system was developed with researchers at the University of Wageningen and in June won the Vaisala award from the World Meteorological Organisation. The researchers described in an academic paper how on 12 rainy days they were able to develop a precipitation map for the entire country using data from the T-Mobile network. The system is seen as

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: T-Mobile Nederland
Countries: Netherlands / World
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