By Gary Thomas
EarthRisk Technologies has launched its flagship platform called TempRisk that detects cold and hot weather patterns up to 40 days even before they occur. This latest 3.1 version of TempRisk is easier to use and more intuitive and it has been provided with new functions and capabilities. It is based on the software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription model.
The Scorecard, Matrix and Dashboard form the significant components of TempRisk. All these components are upgraded and redesigned. Thumbnails of ColdRisk and HeatRisk Scorecards are currently displayed on the Dashboard. Additional weather variables in the new analysis maps comprise 250mb daily mean vector wind anomalies, three-hour global satellite images and 150mb daily mean vector wind anomalies.
The site has been incorporated with an advanced Research Portal that provides catalogs, Global Synoptic Dynamic Model (GSDM) diagnostic information, external research links and new reports.
About 60 years of weather data is crunched by the TempRisk, which is a web-based platform, in order to formulate the odds of heat waves and cold snaps 40 days in advance. The patent-pending algorithms of this platform run four million calculations per day and it also incorporates 10,000 days, a number of global regions and 200 weather patterns. This results in a quantified weather risk.
The TempRisk 3.1 version includes the following features:
- A Pacific Southwest region;
- Link to view the Beta version of TempRisk v4.0 that comprises a statistical package for the TempRisk Matrix that supports the East US region including other additional regions;
- Dashboard displays comprising drill-downs of Scorecards that indicate extreme cold and hot weather in the next 15-40 days;
- Daily email alerts that are optional and these alerts comprise snapshots of the HeatRisk/ColdRisk scorecards and the Dashboard. These snapshots will lead the user directly to the Dashboards on-site version;
- A Research Portal including catalogs of several synoptically significant patterns, diagnostic information related to the GSDM, external research links and reports on EarthRisk.
- A Global Forecast System (GFS) with completely integrated initializations;
- Scorecard charts that are updated with lead days and target days;
- A science module featuring 90-day sub-seasonal windows.