Climatology

Understanding climate conditions, both present and future, is a key aspect of engineering and environmental studies pertaining to mining, power, and infrastructure projects. Failure to do so may result in poor project performance and adverse environmental and social effects. Accurately quantifying climatic parameters, such as air temperature, precipitation, wind speed, and snowpack, and understanding the range and variability of these parameters, are essential to proper project permitting, design, construction, operation, and closure. The correct climate parameters must be measured, and data collection must be conducted in a robust and consistent manner that reliably provides high quality data that can be easily retrieved, processed, and understood. These data can then be correlated with historical regional climate data to develop long-term and extreme parameter values.

Knight Piésold plays a vital role in understanding and finding solutions to climate challenges. Our team of engineers and scientists has years of experience in climate data collection, analysis, and interpretation on projects throughout the world. We can work with you to develop a baseline climate monitoring program that addresses the specific needs of your project, and may include:

  • Station site selection
  • Instrument selection and installation
  • Station monitoring and maintenance
  • Data downloading, compilation, QA/QC
  • Data management (FULCRUM)
  • Reporting

We can conduct detailed climate analyses, including:

  • Probable maximum precipitation determination
  • Stochastic precipitation simulation
  • Extreme rainfall event analysis
  • Climatic patterns and trends assessment
  • Long-term temperature and precipitation time series development
  • Evaporation and sublimation estimation

Knight Piésold is committed to making your project a success by providing expert, cost-effective, efficient, and timely services. Regardless of the project size, location, or complexity, Knight Piésold has the resources and knowledge to meet your climate needs.