Meteorology and Climate Analysis
Interpret the weather—past, present and future—with expertly modeled and analyzed meteorological data that facilitates climate-resilient design
Climate and weather affect everything in the built environment, from buildings and infrastructure to the people who inhabit it and the air they breathe. Understanding weather and climate - and the impact on your project - is vital.
We take a holistic approach to understanding climate data. Whether you are considering historical or future climate trends, looking for short or long-term data, or focusing on an entire region or specific site, you need accurate and clear results.
Our project teams include meteorologists, engineers, climatologists, experts in numerical modeling and other scientists. Modeling work is supported by research-caliber high-performance computing services. Our experienced staff will draw collaboratively on these deep resources to help you find creative, optimized solutions, engineered for your unique local climate.
Climate analytics and statistics
In our climate analytics and statistics services, we use sophisticated models and statistical tools to investigate the historical weather record. We help you understand trends and typical patterns and predict the frequency of rare events that may affect your project or operations. This service is frequently employed in conjunction with other services, such as wind engineering of buildings or bridges and studies of pedestrian comfort and safety.
Through our weather reconstruction service, we use modeling approaches to "fill in the blanks" when historical data isn't available, specific, or accurate enough. For example, if weather stations are too far away from your site or don't consider unique climate aspects.
Our forecast meteorology services focus on industry-specific forecasting solutions that support operational decisions. We work with you to deliver highly customized data, vital for industries such as construction, winter resorts, film production, transportation management, resource extraction and port operations, among others.
Climate change studies
If the long term is your concern, our climate change studies can help you prepare for the future. Global scenarios are not much help when your responsibilities are local but by combining numerical and statistical techniques with the best climate models available, we project weather trends at a very local level for 20 to 30 years in the future. Then we help you interpret how changes in both typical and extreme conditions could affect your building, community or industry.