Historia

Vaisalan historia

Vaisalan juuret yltävät 1930-luvulle, jolloin Vaisalan perustaja ja pitkäaikainen toimitusjohtaja professori Vilho Väisälä kehitti radioluotaimen toimintaperiaatteita.

Yritys kasvoi vaatimattomasta alusta maailman markkinajohtajaksi monilla mittausaloilla. Vaisala työllistää nykyään yli 1 600 henkilöä ja vie 98 % tuotannostaan yli 150 maahan. Vaisalan liiketoiminnalle on ominaista teknologiajohtajuus ympäristönmittauksen, -monitoroinnin ja havainnoinnin alueilla, aktiivinen tutkimus- ja kehitystyö sekä vahva erikoistuminen.

Vaisalan tarina

Englanninkielinen "Measuring the Sky" video kertoo Vaisalan tarinan 1930-luvulta nykypäivään.

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Vaisala Story

Vilho Väisälä -palkinto

Maailman ilmatieteen organisaatio (WMO) hallinnoi kahta, joka toinen vuosi jaettavaa Professori Vilho Väisälän nimeä kantavaa palkintoa:

  • Award Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation -palkinto on perustettu vuonna 1985
  • Award for the Development and Implementation of Instruments and Methods of Observation in Developing Countries -palkinto on perustettu vuonna 2004. 

​Palkinto koostuu mitalista, diplomista ja 10 000 UD dollarin rahapalkinnosta. 

Ensimmäinen Vilho Väisälä -palkinnonjakoseremonia pidettiin Vaisalan pääkonttorilla vuonna 1986 - samana vuonna kun Vaisala-yhtiö täytti 50 vuotta.  

Lue lisää palkinnosta ja sen hakukriteereistä englanninkieliseltä WMO:n palkintosivulta.​

Vilho Väisälä -palkinnon voittajat (englanniksi)

2016 -voittajat

25th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation

R.J. Dirksen, M. Sommer, F.J. Immler, D.F. Hurst, R. Kivi and H. Vomel
Reference quality upper-air measurements: GRUAN data processing for the Vaisala RS92 radiosonde​, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7, pp 4463-4490, 2014 


3rd Award for Development and Implementation of Instruments and Methods of Observation in Developing Countries

Ms Amudha Bakthavathsalu and Dr Rabia Merrouchi 

Survey on alternatives for dangerous and obsolete instruments: evaluation of the questionnaire and recommendations for alternatives​, WMO, IOM Report No. 117, 2014

2014 -voittajat

24th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation

A. Overeem, H. Leijnse, and R. Uijlenhoet (all Netherlands)

The paper Country-wide rainfall maps from cellular communication networks was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 110, No. 8, pp. 2741–2745, 2013, in 2013.

2012 -voittajat

23rd Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​

R. Boers, M.J. de Haij, W.M.F. Wauben, H. Klein Baltink, L.H. van Ulft, M. Savenije (all from the Netherlands) and C.N. Long (United States).

The paper “Optimized fractional cloudiness determination from five ground-based remote sensing techniques” was published in the Journal of
Geophysical Research, Vol. 115, D24116, doi:10.1029/2010JD014661, in 2010.

2010 -voittajat

22nd Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​

Pamela Heiselman, David Priegnitz, Kevin Manross, Travis Smith and Richard Adams from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) received the 22nd Award for their paper entitled 

"Rapid Sampling of Severe Storms by the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased Array Radar"

It describes a study that demonstrated the Testbed Phased Array Radar's capability for adaptable, high temporal resolution scanning of quickly developing features in deep convective storms.

2008 -voittajat

21st Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​

​Olivier Bousquet, Pierry Tabary and Jacques Parent du Châtelet
received the 21st Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for their paper entitled

“On the value of operationally synthesized multiple-Doppler wind fields”.


2nd Award for ​Development and Implementation of Instruments and Methods of Observation in Developing Countries

Luca G. Lanza (Italy), Michel Leroy (France), Christophe Alexandropoulos (France), Luigi Stagi (Italy) and Willem M.F. Wauben (The Netherlands)
were awarded the second Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for their paper entitled

“WMO laboratory intercomparison of rainfall intensity gauges”.

2006 -voittajat

1st Award for Development and Implementation of Instruments and Methods of Observation in Developing Countries​

Messrs John Nash, Richard Smout and Mark Smees - all three from the United Kingdom Met Office - and Mr Carl Bower of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in USA.
The scientists were awarded for their joint paper entitled:

"Dar-es-Salaam demonstration test of IMS 1600 Integrated Upper-air System, Dar-es-Salaam, 18-30 October 2004".

2005 -voittajat

20th Award for nn Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Professor Joseph P. Pichamuthu, at M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

The award was made in recognition of his work in the area of meteorological optical range (MOR)–fundamental in the safe landing of aircraft.   

2004 -voittajat

19th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation

​​​​Dr. Iwan Holleman and Hans Beekhuis  of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands
"Analysis and Correction of dual PRF Velocity Data"

2003 -voittajat

18th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation

​​​​Dr. UrsBaltensperger, Dr. Martin Gysel and Dr. Ernest Weingartner of the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

“Hygroscopicity of Aerosol Particles at Low Temperatures. New Low-Temperature H-TDMA Instrument: Setup and First Applications” 

2002 -voittajat

17th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. Rolf Philipona of the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC), Switzerland

“Sky-scanning Radiometer for Absolute Measurements of Atmospheric Long-wave Radiation”

2001 -voittajat

16th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. Ulrich Görsdorfand and Mr. Volker Lehman of the German Weather Service

“Enhanced Accuracy of RASS-Measured Temperatures Due to an Improved Range Correction”

2000 -voittajat

15th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. Edgeworth Westwater, Dr. Yong Han, Mr. Jack Sinder, Dr. James Churnside, Dr. Joseph Shaw, Mr. Michael Falls, Dr. Charles Long, Dr. Thomas Ackerman, Dr. Kenneth Gage, Mr. Warner Acklund and Dr. Anthony Riddle, Pilot Radiation Observation Experiment (PROBE)

“Ground-Based Remote Sensor Observations during PROBE in the Tropical Western Pacific”

1999 -voittajat

14th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. Barry Goodison and Mr. Paul Louie, Canadian Climate Centre, Dr. Daqing Yang, (China) University of Alaska, USA

”WMO Solid Precipitation Measurement Intercomparison – Final Report”

1998 -voittajat

13th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

M.S. Golubev, D.A. Konovalov, A. Yu. Simonenko, State Hydrological Institute, Russian Federation, Yu.V. Tovmach, Saint Petersburg State Pedagogical University, Russian Federation

“Estimation of Errors in Measurement of precipitation by the Valdai Monitoring System (VMS)”

1997 -voittajat

12th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. Bruce W. Forgan, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia

“New Calibration Method for Reference and Field Pyranometers”

1996 -voittajat

11th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. Dusan S. Zrnic, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma, USA;
Dr. Alexander Ryzhkov, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma, USA

“Precipitation and Attenuation Measurements at a 10 cm Wavelength”

1995 -voittajat

10th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. Anthony C.L. Lee, UK Meteorological Office, Bracknell, UK

“Filtering, Sampling and Information Content within Satellite-Derived Multispectral of Mixed-Resolution Imagery”

1994 -voittajat

9th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. Dian J. Gaffen, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, MD, USA

“Historical Changes in Radiosonde Instruments and Practices”

1993 -voittajat

8th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. J.P. van derMeulen, The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), De Bilt, Netherlands

“The WMO Automatic Digital Barometer Intercomparison”

1992 -voittajat

7th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. D.J. Griggs,  Mr. D.W. Jones, Mr. M. Ouldridge, Mr. W.R. Sparks, UK Meteorological Office, Bracknell, UK

“The First WMO Intercomparison of Visibility Measurements”

1991 -voittajat

6th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Mr. Malcolm Kitchen, UK Meteorological Office, Bracknell, UK

“The Comparison of the Performance of Upper-Air Stations in the Global Observing Network”

1990 -voittajat

5th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. Peter May, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia; Dr. Richard Strauch, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado, USA; Mr. Kenneth Moran, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado, USA

“The Accuracy of RASS Temperature Measurements”

1989 -voittajat

4th Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation

​​​Dr. John Nash, UK Meteorological Office, Bracknell, UK; Dr. Francis J Schmidlin, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado, USA

“WMO International Radiosonde Comparisons (UK 1984, USA 1985)” 

1988 -voittajat

3rd Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation

​​​​Prof. Dietrich Sonntag, German Weather Service, Potsdam, East Germany

“WMO Assman Aspiration Psychrometer Intercomparison”

1987 -voittajat

2nd Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation​​​​

Dr. Boris Sevruk, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Department of Geography ETH, Hydrology Section, Zurich, Switzerland

“Towards the Universal Precipitation Gauge of the Future”

1986 -voittajat

1st Award for An Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation

​​​​Mr. C.G. Collier,  Assistant Director of the UK Meteorological Office, Bracknell, UK “

Accuracy of Rainfall Estimates by Radar”