Benjamin

From Satellite images to Nowcasting

A Bit of History

Like everyone else, Benjamin Franklin was affected by weather, but unlike most people of his time, he tried to explain the reasons for various weather-related phenomena, and even discovered some ways to predict the weather.

One of Franklin's first recorded observations of weather patterns occurred in October of 1743, when he planned to observe an eclipse of the moon. As Franklin prepared to watch the eclipse in Philadelphia, a storm moved in and clouds obscured the moon. Later he learned that people in Boston, hundreds of miles northeast of Philadelphia, were able to see the eclipse because the storm didn't arrive there until several hours after the eclipse. Franklin became intrigued and continued gathering observations and eventually determined the direction of movement for storms. He was the first to observe that storms can move in an opposite direction from the direction of the wind. In other words, although the winds in a nor'easter blow from the northeast, the storm is actually moving from the southwest. In trying to explain how this weather pattern worked, Franklin accurately theorized about the existence of high and low pressure and proposed one of the first correct explanations for storm movement in the northern hemisphere.

That's why we choose this name.

What is Benjamin?

Benjamin is an innovative system dedicated to the identification of Stormy cells and their short term forecasting, also knowing as Nowcasting.

It receives raw satellite images and returns a GeoJson Object

What Make Benjamin Different?

  • Dust Storm Detection and Nowcasting

  • No Lightning detection Network

  • Data availability to external systems or website through our Benjamin API

Benjamin Features



  • Area

  • Direction

  • Speed

  • Phase: triggering, growing, dissipating

  • Cloud Top Temperature

  • Cloud Top Height

  • Severity

  • Currently Up to 30 mins nowcasting

  • Up to 90 minutes with AI Technics

Displays

2D display


3D Display


Benjamin Application Fields

Flight Route Planning

Airports

National Weather Services

How it works?

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