September 13, 2010
For the 2010-2011 winter season, Polar View proudly launches an enhanced and consolidated Snow Monitoring service that combines and streamlines the various products of our service partners, and offers geographical coverage of the complete pan-European service area.
The Polar View Snow Service Portal Consolidated snow monitoring products, characterized by lower spatial and temporal resolution, are now easily accessible at the Polar View Snow Service Portal.
Common and enhanced information on the snow-covered area fulfills the demands for a larger user group, e.g. the global change community and gives stronger recognition and publicity to Polar View. The concept of the portal was developed utilizing the following principles:
- intuitive usability by interested parties;
- application of most common web technologies;
- reduced need for any specialized software installations;
- fair data transfer rates.
The new Snow Service Portal gives users access to recently enhanced 10 day composite products of each service with consolidated specifications and the derived ‘Combined Product’. In addition, the portal provides direct links to the service providers and contact persons for the snow products within more narrowly defined geographical regions.