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ShareWeather offers customized weather services based on science and smart design to both professionals and consumers. Our weather services predict not only what's happening in the air, but provide detailed forecasts of the entire process on the ground surface, explaining the actual consequences of weather on individuals' lives and businesses.
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Our mission is to improve both the weather forecast itself, and the way it is presented. With these two factores combined, we help our users to improve their quality of life or business. Our forecasts are based on the best numerical weather prediction models, to which we also add something extraordinary. ShareWeather is based on the latest research on interactive weather services, and we conduct leading academic research within that area. Furthermore, thanks to our meteorological expertise with long experience of complex and demanding weather conditions, we improve the weather predictions on local level. ShareWeather uses own weather and ground forecast algorithms based on solid academic research and long experience of weather services. On top of all improvements available through different technologies, we also introduced the concept of "share weather". With a simple click, the user can improve the weather forecast on local level. All you have to do is submit a local weather observation. With ShareWeather you will actually be able to improve your weather!
Our vision is improving weather services using new methods, and innovating the weather services of the future. In order to achieve this we know that weather information should, besides being accurate and local, also be personalized to fit the needs of a particular user. In addition, the forecast must really explain the effects of weather on your life or your business. ShareWeather provides a realistic presentation of the weather, including sky, air and ground. We present the weather in smart and stylish animations and diagrams, including meteograms, condensing all that complex weather information into an understandable picture you'll be able to grasp within seconds. We conduct own research on presentation of complex data in order to meet different user needs. We create special variable sets for particular user groups and businesses. All our services contain detailed information on the consequences of weather on ground, and we translate them into understandable concepts and figures to help users apply the information in the most useful way. Have you ever wondered what the weather forecast actually means, or felt challenged to translate the forecast into terms and conditions that matter to You? Do you run a weather-dependent business in need of forecasts predicting the consequences of weather on the ground? ShareWeather will give you the answer. You can choose between several different applications suiting your business or interests, ranging from road surface forecasts and crop growth prediction for businesses to personal hobbies and outdoor activities such as boating or hiking, and useful information in everyday life including transportation. And the weather forecast itself is presented in beautiful realistic animations.
Your privacy is important to us and ShareWeather is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Read more about how ShareWeather uses and protects any information you provide when using our services.
A free version of ShareWeather 16 days provides everything a user of weather services might need, and a little bit more. Enjoy beautiful animations of sky and plant growth, contribute to climate research and improve your weather with your own local weather observations.More
The ad-free ShareWeather 16 day forecast is based on the best numerical models and our own algorithms. It merges the best from our other apps such as: sky animations, plant growth rate, grass growth animations, road alerts (storm, ice, frost, storms), own terrain input and forecast improvements.More
We developed a special advanced application for professionals within transportation, construction and energy, presenting weather alerts and detailed information on ground processes, forecasting slippery roads including black ice, frost, accumulated snow, melting snow, water, surface type.More
ShareWeather long range weather forecasts offer not only weather but predictions of ground surface including crop growth and road conditions. Our beautiful and realistic cloud animations picture the actual shape of clouds. An advanced terrain model improves the forecast on local level and you can provide your own input to modify the weather forecast. ShareWeather is a popular choice for driving, travel, gardening, farming, biking, hiking, skiing, sailing, boating, or whenever you really want to know how the weather is going to look, feel, and impact your life or small business. We care about simplicity and clarity, presenting complex data in elegant solutions including animations and meteorgrams. The content is based on our advanced calculations and algorithms, the best numerical weather prediction models (NWP), academic research, long practical and professional experience, and continuous service development. We want to picture the reality and the consequences of weather in a realistic way, because we know that complex data can feel heavy, boring, and ungraspable. ShareWeather makes the data digestable, condensing large amounts of data into smart presentations - our weather picture. With ShareWeather you can enjoy weather forecasts presented as animations, weather pictures, and diagrams, 16 days ahead.
This magnificent feature will tell you when to water your plants, depending on soil moist on a particular day. You can water your plants using a watering can. Your input will immediately affect the growth speed of the plants. You will be able to follow the growth of your plants based on our advanced plant growth model. We developed special algorithms in order to calculate plant growth accurately, while animating the growth of the plants in new colorful animations. This spring and early summer we offer a free trial of our new feature GARDEN and PLANT within the app ShareWeather 16 Day Weather Forecast.
Besides the ordinary and mostly common weather variables, this app includes three different types of variables: cloud animations, vegetation growth, and road surface predictions. They are all included and altered in our weather animations, and some are also presented in text and figures.
ShareWeather 16 day forecast provides text descriptions of the weather including clouds and precipitation such as rain and snow. The weather descriptions are generated based on the current animation timestep, or the time intervall currently displayed in the meteorgram (weather diagram). Because the weather forecast contains 16 days and, with our meteorgrams with flexible timesteps including a weather forecast for 24 hours, 4 days, 7 days, 10 days, or all 16 days, respectively, our system will seamlessly generate a text that will match the presently displayed timestep.
In ShareWeather, clouds and cloud animation represent the actual appearance of the sky based on the 16 day weather forecast. This includes the shape of clouds, the amount of clouds covering the sky, and their development through time. As most people have been able to notice, clouds can take fascinating and often very different shapes. The reason behind the different cloud shapes and forms are found in the weather dynamics because weather-related air motion, often happening on large scales, is the mechanism creating clouds and shaping their style too. If there is high pressure we often experience clear skies and sunny weather, however, winter high pressure situations can sometimes alter a sky full of clouds called Stratus. Low pressure, cyclones and tornados, are cloud generators. Low pressure makes the air mix in such a way and often violently, that humid air close to the ground raises fast higher up from the surface up in the atmosphere, making the water in the air condense. Condensation means that water molecules contained in the air as water vapor are transforming into water dropplets. If this happens to occur just near the ground surface, we get a phenomenon called fog. Low pressure is also associated with precipitation including some well-known precipitation types such as rain, drizzle, snow, sleet, showers of rain or snow, hail. There are also some less famous phenomena, some of which are snow grains, pellets, and freezing rain. They form under particular circumstances, just as hail, which is a precipitation type boosted by some extraordinary conditions. Hail is created as water dropplets are freezing to ice. Usually they freeze because they are forced in an upward motion initialized by large Cumulonimbus clouds. You have probably seen such clouds just before a heavy shower of rain, or hail. They can be recognized by their immense vertical height, issued by extraordinary natural forces and strong winds, often suddenly making the sky look much darker and creating a chilly downdraft wind. Our point is that the weather is a result of complex processes and meteorological phenomena which are constantly changing and materialized in different cloud shapes and multi-fasetted physical experiences. The ShareWeather 16 day forecast is aimed to picture the coming weather exactly as it will appear, including the appearance, amount, and shape of clouds, and different precipitation types.
At ShareWeather we believe that the personal experience is central when it comes to weather. Therefore, there is something for everyone in our applications, independent on interests or business. In ShareWeather 16 day weather forecast we have included some variables that are very advanced in that sense that they usually very expensive to acquire, or even hardly found on the market. ShareWeather performes some advanced modelling of processes taking place on the ground including crop growth, an advanced service for gardening and agriculture. Vegetation is modelled based on crop modelling, available research, own algorithms, and our academic research on perception of weather and extensive weather service studies and development.
ShareWeather 16 day forecast offers unrestricted access to animations of plant growth, integrated with our visual presentation. This means that forecasts of plant growth is fully accessible for all users of ShareWeather 16 day weather forecast, including plant growth diagrams embedded in the meteograms (weather diagrams) and the animated weather pictures that all display the predicted plant growth. When you run an animation you will be able to see and follow the plant growth through time. The plant growth in the beginning of the forecast, that is, the current weather, shows the estimated growth based on recent conditions, aimed to picture the current state.
Plant growth is expressed in two ways: as a descriptive text phrase, and a numerical value. ShareWeather 16 day weather forecast always includes a text description of plant growth and a particular category describing the surface type. The text description of growth speed ranges from negligible growth and gentle growth to flourishing. Surface types include: drought, very dry, dry, humid, moist, wet, water, flood, light ice, moderate ice, black ice, freezing rain. During spring and early summer season 2019, the ShareWeather 16 day weather forecast comes with a free trial of some features related to farming and gardening. The free trial includes, besides the text descriptions, also numerical values of plant growth and several variables displayed in diagrams, such as plant growth per week. In addition, the trial includes a watering can that can be used to add water. Using the watering can will, naturally, result in modifying the outcome of the plant growth. This is because water is essential for plant growth. Sometimes adding a small amount can change the entire growth process, even making the surface type switch from dry to humid. The amount of water is regulated by clicking on a water can. When clicking again, the amount will increase for that particular timestep. For full access to plant growth after the trial period, we kindly refer to our plant app for gardening and farming.
ShareWeather 16 day weather forecast includes a large number of variables including 16 day road condition forecasts. We particularly focus on how to simplify complex data, making them simple and pleasing to take in. In this way we believe that the tons of data contained in a small app can become really useful. Also, we feel obliged to present some information that can be critical or even cause danger to our users. Severe weather conditions include some factors that are reflected on the road conditions, potentially affecting millions of people in their daily lives and travel. Road weather is a special branch of meteorology, essential for many businesses and road travellers.
The ShareWeather 16 day forecast visualizes all content treated and calculated in our weather forecasting system including: road weather conditions, alerts, and how road surface processes progress over the coming 16 days presented. In short, this app graphically presents the following road and ground surface variables: surface temperature, evaporation, surface type, precipitation as water, precipitation as snow, precipitation as snow that melts on the ground, new snow or recently (3h) accumulated snow cover, old (all) snow cover, (all) melting snow, accumulated water on the ground. Surface types include the same range of values as declared under "Vegetation": light ice, moderate ice, black ice, freezing rain, drought, dry, humid, moist, wet, water, flood. ShareWeather also alerts you of coming adverse weather events by displaying weather warnings. These warnings are most often associated with bad road weather conditions such as ice, freezing rain, frost or flood. Whenever predicted, they will appear together with a warning triangle. Our default settings include water on ground, snow, moderate or heavy showers of snow rain or sleet, icy roads, frost, drifting snow, strong winds, storm, Some variables will shift color into red when critical values are reached. For instance, warnings of "local ice" are displayed in white, when local ice becomes "moderate ice" the color will shift into red. The app generates warning signs whenever critical values are reached.
Naturally, ShareWeather also predicts weather variables such as wind direction and speed, air temperature, humidity, air pressure, and feels like temperature including the wind chill effects.
Behind ShareWeather there is a lot more to be discovered, although it is not explicitly declared in the long list of variables displayed under the settings. To mention a few additional variables, our system handles some advanced variables and calculations associated with cloud cover, based on the sun energy and elevation above sea level. The incoming energy is imperative for all processes evolving on the ground, including plant growth and road conditions. Next, ShareWeather integrates a bit of psychology into some of our variables associated with perception of weather and personalization. While this will not immediately impact users of ShareWeather 16 day weather forecast, some of these variables are seamlessly integrated. Finally, as a new feature previously introduced in 2019, ShareWeather calculates processes associated with nature and the living environment, including variables like plant growth, which is included in the 16 day weather forecast on free trial.
Variables are presented numerically and they belong either under "Air" or "Ground". "Sky" contains a weather text summarizing the weather. You can choose between a simple version where less text is displayed in large fonts, and a full version displayed in small fonts. To access all data, press the plus sign (for instance "Air+") and more text will appear displayed in smaller fonts. Instead of numbers, "Sky" variables are condensed into a useful text forecast. The text includes descriptions of cloud cover, precipitation type (rain, snow, etc.) including specifications on the precipitation amounts and characteristics (eg. light drizzle, temporary showers of rain, etc.). The automatically generated text weather forecast is adaptable to time intervals and it will be changed if you switch to a different time interval (for further description on timesteps and time intervalls see the sections on meteograms below).
Some settings are offered in order to personalize the content. For instance, some default settings will be chosen according to your geographical area, adjusting to the metric or other measurements systems' units. All settings can be modified and are automatically saved for future use. (In case of restoring your device your settings might be removed.) Under the settings, you can easily modify which variables to display in the diagrams and set the threshold values for which you wish to generate "alerts". You can choose the exact snow amount, water on ground, or wind speed, that will generate warning signs. For instance, a setting of the snow amount of 0.8 cm (0.3 in) will generate a weather warning sign whenever the amount of 0.8 cm (0.3 in) snow is accumulated on the surface. This will help you achieve the maximum flexibility for your decision-making. Even with your own settings, for your safety, some default settings will always remain intact. They include severe weather events such as black ice, moderate ice, freezing rain, storm, snow and water on ground. Besides these exceptions, preventing you from mistakenly not receiving weather alerts prior to adverse weather events, you can easily modify all settings, including your choice of variables to be presented as meteograms (diagrams). ShareWeather offers full flexibility in order for you to efficiently consume the whole weather picture within a short amount of time. That is why we prioritize the presentation of data. We believe that, with our visualizations of complex weather data, and your settings input, ShareWeather can meet the needs of many different types of users with different needs.
ShareWeather proudly presents a purely unique feature: our terrain correction functionality.
The terrain correction functionality is a very exclusive feature on the market, that will improve your forecast on very local level. It can be used for road maintenance operations, to study mountain areas in detail, or just to play around and see what happens. With the terrain correction model, you can determine the exact limit between snow and sleet and be better prepared for road weather conditions in varying terrain, or get the most out of your skiing or hiking experience! This is how it works: In the settings menu, simply provide an altitude above mean sea level by typing in the terrain box. Within seconds ShareWeather will return a new forecast valid for that particular altitude. This functionality is something that many skiers, hikers, paragliders, and road administrators performing road maintenance and traffic planning have been wishing for in order to extract accurate information on very local level. Namely, the weather parameters are extremely dependent on the surrounding terrain, and in particular the elevation above sea level. This is because the pressure changes with altitude, and, accordingly, the temperature, precipitation type, and many other variables, depend on the altitude.
ShareWeather has a built-in support for forecast correction due to terrain. Whenever you start the app or search a new destination, the application will determine a weather forecast for your exact altitude, based on elevation data provided by Open Street Map. If no data is available for your location or destination, the altitude is taken from our model, usually with an accuracy of metres or feet. However, in mountain areas the accuracy is sometimes hundreds of metres or feet resulting in an average value for a small area around your point of interest. Therefore, if you want more specific data for a particular altitude, the altitude correction feature offers a unique instrument to retrieve data on many different levels and points of interest.
ShareWeather animations and meteograms do, besides offering an esthetical and colorful experience, predict the actual appearance of the sky and surrounding environment. We focus on picturing the actual consequences of weather on the ground, while instantaneously presenting large amounts of data. Our aim is to simplify complex processes and make them easily understandable, useful, and widely applicable. You do not need to analyze or understand any of the following: outputs from numerical weather prediction models, synoptic meteorology, microclimate, server calculations based on our algoritms and complex ground processes, data analysis, and the science behind all weather and ground variables. The weather picture and weather animations already contain all the information you need. Our meteorgrams will show you the weather dynamics and temporal changes with curves and specially designed "upside-down" diagrams, while the maximum and minimum values are easily accessible with our features.
Our animations of weather and the environment are not just a fun experience, they predict the actual appearance of the sky. The type and shape of clouds that are displayed for each timestep are carefully picked and based on a range of algorithms. The ground will also be painted based on advanced algorithms that calculate not less than 50 variables. Some of these variables are also presented in text and/or numerically. Our forecast predicts what the sky and the ground will look like 16 days ahead. You can navigate through time by swiping or using the play console (fast/24h or slow/3h forward/rewind). The fast "24h" button will take you to the time step next day 24 hours ahead, while the slow "3h" mode button takes you to the next 3 hours. The same applies for clicking backward. To see previous time steps 3 hours or 24 hours back, just click the rewind buttons. The clock in the right upper corner displays what mode is currently selected and active. You can switch between the "3h" and "24h" modes whenever you wish by either clicking on the clock, or by switching between the play console buttons. The active button on the play console is actually of some importance if you want to manipulate the way in which diagrams are displayed. From "Sky" view, or "Sky" mode, you can easily create and display diagrams (meteograms) of different shapes and time intervals. In "Sky" view, a click on any variable text (except sky variables describing the sky) will display a 24 h diagram forecast. You can also use the magnifier. If you click the magnifier, a diagram displaying 4 days or 24 hours will appear, depending on your current "hour mode" (which can be 3 hours or 24 hours). The "3h" mode will generate a 24 hour forecast based on data with 1 or 3 hour density. For instance, 3 hour data consist of 8 time steps that all together form 24 hours. In the diagram we specifically show time steps by every 6th hour. That is, you might perceve 24 hours as 4 time steps by 6 hours. The "24h" mode will also display 4 time steps at one time. In total, this gives 4 times 24 hours or 4 days.
There are more shortcuts to the diagrams. One smart way to get to the point is fetching the maximum and minimum values, a summary of the coming 16 days weather and road conditions. The summary is probably the easiest way of getting the picture of what the weather conditions are going to be like in order for you to make the best decisions possible. The summary contains maximum and minimum values of: temperature or surface temperature, cloud amount. In addition, maximum values of the following variables are displayed: precipitation (rain or snow), wind speed.
You might have seen weather diagrams, "meteorgrams", before. However, ShareWeather expands this concept, just as we reach beyond the processes in the air to cover everything you can perceive on the ground and in the sky. Doing so, we use our "upside-down" diagrams to explain what is happening on the ground. These are simply diagrams starting from zero at ground level, with the area below the ground representing the value of a particular variable. The greater area, the larger value. For instance, we use upside-down diagrams to illustrate how fast grass and plants will grow on a particular day, how much water there will be on the ground, whether there is some old accumulated snow and melting snow, or some of the water evaporated into the air. The areas you see represent the quantities of grass, water, snow, on the ground, for a given time. While weather services usually say how many much precipitation to expect for instance during one hour, ShareWeather will also show how much water or/and snow there will be many hours after the precipitation has stopped.
The first type of diagram you get acquainted with is probably the overlay diagram. This diagram is fully visible at the same time as the "Sky" picture because it is just placed over the main "Sky" view. You can create own diagrams. Several diagram overview alternatives are available here. By picking a magnifier, a diagram displaying 4 days or 24 hours will appear. Then the user might continue to add days with the help of the magnifier. For every click the diagram will be horizontally squeezed, offering room for more days. Several options are available: 7, 10, 14, and 16 days. All 16 days can also be displayed in a larger scrollable diagram.
The 16 day meteorgram includes all variables presenting them in a longer scrollable diagram where the timeline can be studied in more detail. The scrollable diagram contains all 16 days, whereas the "Sky" view presents the weather only hours at a time. It can be accessed by switching from "Sky" view to "Diagram" view. "Diagram" view is represented in the main menue by a real miniature diagram (which is modified whenever changing timesteps in "Sky" view). In addition, you will see the text "16 days" appear to the right of the miniature diagram. Also, clicking several times on the overlay diagram will automatically switch to "16 days" view. Once in "Diagram 16 days" view, the first timestep is represented ny "Now", which is the latest update of the current weather. Under the diagram is an area presenting "Air" and "Ground" previously described in "Variable presentation - Sky, Air, Ground". When clicking or scrolling the 16 day scrollable diagram the timestep displayed below will change automatically.
On top of all the improvements we apply to our forecasts, ShareWeather also proudly presents a new and unique concept of "share weather". ShareWeather uses your input - a local observation submitted by you - in order to improve the forecast. All you have to do is to create a weather observation, based on a simple form with cloud pictures and text descriptions describing the weather at your spot. In less than seconds, ShareWeather will recalculate the forecast based on your report and other data, improving the forecast for your location. This way of treating and processing weather makes our forecast unique. Moreover, you will be able to elaborate freely with your own input, by solely choosing new input and submitting it. Since the origin of "share weather" is related to our scientific projects, if you are interested to know more, we encourage further reading on this topic in the literature. You are also most welcome to contact us in person if you wish to get more acquainted with "share weather" and our projects.
One of our contributions to the large community of professionals within transportation and road maintenance, also enjoyed by the even larger public, builds upon a refined model which combines graphical elements with volumes of (conventional) weather data. This model has grown as a result of several research projects and collaborations. It has been recognized by the scientific audience, the public and in media, including academic work and research on the concept of "share weather", research on weather service design and interactive services in general, user participation and motivation, weather perception, design methods including lead-users and open innovation, behavior during severe weather, and weather forecasting system design and development. We consider environmental issues as central for our mission, which is why we conduct work and research with an environmental perspective. All our research has been conducted in collaboration with users representing companies, authorities, small enterprises, and individual volunteers.
ShareWeather is more than a weather forecast, it predicts the consequences of weather on the ground. When we created this app we used our knowledge based on previous work with professionals and lead-users who are extremely dependent on different weather conditions. We know that consumers also have their preferences and personal needs. With this app we wanted to give all users an opportunity to receive the highest quality weather forecasts that go farther than just presenting the weather, and predict events that actually matter to You. Many weather apps can tip their users whether to take the umbrella. ShareWeather will give a lot more. Is it dry outside yet, can I take my new shoes today after yesterday's rain? Is today a suitable time to plant some flowers in the garden, or could I as well wait for a couple of days for better conditions? Or, maybe I really have to postpone both the gardening and the car ride because of the night frost? The TV forecast said it's chilly, but I think if felt quite warm when sitting at that café yesterday. What will the weather actually feel like? Many users might get surprised to know that the weather forecast usually gives you the numbers, with little reflection on what the consequences really are on the ground. One reason is that predicting phenomena such as ice, frost, and crop growth, is far much complicated than a weather forecast. For instance, the road might get frosty although the temperature is a bit above the freezing level. However, in the defence of all ordinary weather forecasts, they do not claim to predict more than what is happening in the air. We at ShareWeather promise you more. We predict not only what is happening in the air, but sky, air, and ground. But we must bare in mind that weather forecasts contain a lots of variables and that, for every timestep, we present a set of those variables. In other words, even in the simplest weather forecast there is a lot to take in. So, it is understandable why the complexity of weather can soon grow to a problem of understanding what the forecast actually means. We believe that pictures are a best way of communicating complex data. Eventually, the volumes of information would become ungraspable if we tried to communicate the many effects of weather on the ground. In fact, it can be hard for professional meteorologists to smoothly take over after the night shift has left heading home. Most important, we are all individuals, who perceive information differently, based on previous experiences. That is why ShareWeather developed a new way of communicating complex data. ShareWeather communicates through diagrams that condense many variables into a simple area or line graph. As a user, you will never have to read everything in order to understand the forecast. A look at the picture is aimed to provide you with information corresponding to more than 50 variables, most of which you do not have to care about at all. Our system processes information and improves the weather forecast on several levels and based on long experience of weather forecasting and professional users. We wanted to use that knowledge and make it accessible to everyone. The first thing we do in order to improve the forecast is processing everything through our system where advanced algorithms take the forecast quality to a next level. Then, for increasing the forecast accuracy for a particular location, ShareWeather recalculates the forecast for the local conditions. This is how it is done: ShareWeather retrieves a more accurate position and altitude above the sea level in order to improve the forecast for a particular altitude. The user can also provide own input with an altitude of choice, which is particularly useful in mountain areas.
Your privacy is important to us and ShareWeather is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Read more about how ShareWeather uses and protects any information you provide when using our services.
Our mission is to offer the best weather forecasts and present them in elegant solutions that combine science and design. We develop own algorithms based on scientific work, and we design through studying user needs and behavior. Our services are aimed to make weather information accessible and useful, increasing the value of weather information to our customers' businesses, and improving the quality of life of our users.
ShareWeather offers customized weather services based on science and smart design to both professionals and consumers. Our weather services predict not only what's happening in the air, but provide detailed forecasts of the entire process on the ground. Have you ever wondered what the weather forecast actually means, or tried to translate the forecast into terms and conditions that matter to You? Our mission is to sort everything out by explaining the effects of weather on your life or your business. We present the weather in smart and stylish animations and diagrams, condensing all that complex information into an understandable picture you'll be able to grasp within seconds. We create special variable sets for particular user groups and businesses. All our services contain detailed information on the consequences of weather on ground, and we transform them into understandable concepts and figures to help users apply the information in the most useful way. Our mission is to improve both the weather forecast itself, and the way it is presented. Our forecasts are based on the best numerical weather prediction models, to which we also add something extraordinary. ShareWeather is based on the latest research on interactive weather services, and we conduct leading academic research within that area. Furthermore, thanks to our meteorological expertise with long experience of complex and demanding weather conditions, we improve the weather predictions on local level. ShareWeather uses own algorithms based on solid academic research and long experience of weather services. On top of all improvements available through different technologies, we also introduce the concept of "share weather". With a simple click, the user can improve the weather forecast on local level. All you have to do is submit a local weather observation. With ShareWeather you will actually be able to improve your weather!
On top of a user of weather services might expect, our 16 day weather forecast also contains novel design, innovative features, and some unique meteorological content. This means that we display all the conventional meteorological variables describing what is happening in the air such as temperature, feels like, wind speed and direction, pressure, air humidity. However, we also want to give our users something more than an ordinary weather service. In addition, the user will get a number of other interesting and useful data as ShareWeather predicts what is happening on the ground. This makes the effects of weather visible, easily understandable, and very useful for planning different activities. You will be able to see how fast the grass and flowers grow, and get warned of icy roads, frost, drought, water, flooding. ShareWeather presents the weather in an entirely new way, yet, of course, also applying features you already are familiar with. Our main aim is to present the weather in a most realistic way, including the type and shape of clouds, picturing the reality as we predict it. Our animations are not just a fun experience, they predict the actual appearance of the sky. You might have seen weather diagrams, "meteorgrams", before. However, ShareWeather expands the concept of meteograms, just as we reach beyond the processes in the air to cover everything you can perceive on the ground and in the sky. Doing so, we use our "upside-down diagrams" to explain what is happening on the ground. These are simply diagrams starting from zero at ground level, with the area below the ground representing the value of a particular variable. The greater area, the larger value. For instance, we use upside-down diagrams to illustrate how fast grass and flowers will grow on a particular day, how much water there will be on the ground, whether there is some old accumulated snow and melting snow, or some of the water evaporated from the ground into the air. The areas you see represent the quantities of grass, water, snow, on the ground, for a given time. While weather services usually say how many much precipitation to expect for instance during one hour, ShareWeather will also show how much water or/and snow there will be many hours after the rain has stopped. ShareWeather attributes different precipitation categories and predicts the consequences on the ground such as possible icing, or growth rate of different crops and flowers, based on the amount of water on the ground and in the soil, and the effects of solar energy combined with cloudiness. It is perfectly understandable why the complexity of weather can soon grow into the problem of interpreting data. ShareWeather wants to release users from these issues. That is why ShareWeather developed a new way of communicating complex data. ShareWeather communicates through diagrams that condense many variables into a simple area or line graph. As a user, you will never have to read everything in order to understand the forecast. A look at the picture is aimed to provide you with information corresponding to more than fifty variables, most of which you do not have to care about at all. All variables are already embedded in our pictures.
Our system processes information and improves the weather forecast on several levels and based on long experience of weather forecasting and professional users. We wanted to use that knowledge and make high-quality forecasts accessible to everyone. The first thing we do in order to improve the forecast is processing everything through our system where advanced algorithms take the forecast quality to the next level. Then, for increasing the forecast accuracy for a particular location, ShareWeather recalculates the forecast for the local conditions. This is how it is done: ShareWeather retrieves a more accurate position and altitude above the sea level in order to improve the forecast for a particular altitude. The user can also provide own input with an altitude of choice, which is particularly useful in mountain areas. Also, ShareWeather can use your input - a local observation submitted by you. All you have to do is to create a weather observation, based on a simple form with cloud pictures and text descriptions describing the weather at your spot. In less than seconds, ShareWeather will recalculate the forecast based on your report and other data, improving the forecast for your location. This way of treating and processing weather makes us a pioneer. ShareWeather was first to introduce the concept of "share weather", sharing weather data for improving weather data and forecasts, and, to our knowledge, ShareWeather is still the only provider of weather services that applies an advanced method for integrating crowd-sourced data for improving the weather forecasts. Our novel ideas received attention in both media and scientific journals.
ShareWeather offers professional meteorological services and consultation to customers within transportation, construction, agriculture, retail, health care, and sports including boating and golf. Our forecasting system not only predicts the status of the atmosphere, but calculates the impacts on the ground in terms of complex processes. We predict crop growth, road icing, surface type, weather mood impacting consumer behavior and health, to mention some among more than the fifty variables calculated by our system. We package different variable and data sets suiting the needs of different customer groups. Our products are a result of long practical experience of providing professional weather services and consultancy to customers, expertise in user-centered design, and academic research.
We want meteorological quality to be reflected in all our products. Our consumer services are designed to make the weather useful and fun, with a selection of basic variables that will provide an ordinary user with all the necessary weather information.
ShareWeather is based on robust research in media technology, and strong technical skills including development of mobile applications and web applications. We design our applications from the tiniest elements to all the advanced functionalities and visualizations and the core of our domain - weather.
This spring and early summer we are offering a free trial of our new feature GARDEN and PLANT within the app ShareWeather 16 Day Weather Forecast. This magnificent feature will tell you when to water your plants, depending on soil moist on a particular day. You can water your plants using a watering can. Your input will immediately affect the growth speed of the plants. You will be able to follow the growth of your plants based on our advanced plant growth model. This forecast is based on the latest research and the best numerical prediction models (NWP) available. We developed special algorithms in order to calculate plant growth accurately, while displaying the data and animating the growth of the plants in new colorful and smart animations.
Your privacy is important to us and ShareWeather is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Read more about how ShareWeather uses and protects any information you provide when using our services.
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