Vaisala Showcases Responsible Business and Global Innovations at the 90th AMS in Atlanta, Georgia

(Atlanta, GA, USA, January 15, 2010) Vaisala, global leader in environmental measurement, participates in the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Atlanta next week. Under the general theme of "Responsible business, global innovations" Vaisala will present its products and services, and discuss the company's contributions to climate monitoring and research.

Vaisala has a booth in the exhibition, and the company's experts will speak in the 15th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation (details below). Also, a completely new and innovative instrument for weather and air quality forecasting will be introduced.

Product demonstrations will be organized throughout the week, including the following:

Vaisala's reference radiosonde - prototype and first sounding results

In response to demand from the international scientific community, Vaisala is developing a reference radiosonde, an important instrument in measuring climate change. The demonstration will introduce a prototype version of the radiosonde, and share the results of its first sounding tests.

Vaisala Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 - live feed from the global network

Vaisala's GLD360 provides real-time lightning data for the detection and tracking of severe weather phenomena. The data is provided by Vaisala's own worldwide network, which detects over two thirds of all lightning strikes coming to the surface of the earth. The GLD360 is presented to visitors using live data from the network.

Vaisala Weather Radar - live feed from radar in Finland

Vaisala's family of weather radar products with Sigmet processing represents a breakthrough in precipitation identification. The dual polarization radar identifies different types of precipitation, and filters out non-meteorological targets, like birds. The demonstration will present the radar's capabilities with live data feed from Vaisala's operational test radar in Kerava, Finland.

All demonstrations take place at Vaisala's booth, no. 608.

Symposium presentations

Session 5: Remote Sensing, Air Quality/Detection of Atmospheric Gases at 11:15 am - Investigation of boundary layer structures with ceilometer using a novel robust algorithm (Senior Scientist Christoph Münkel)

Session 7: New Observations at 3.30 pm - Upper atmosphere humidity measurement with the APS sensor - 1st progress report on the Vaisala Reference Radiosonde Program (Research Manager Heikki Turtiainen)

Press briefing

Vaisala will provide a press briefing on Monday, January 18 at 12:00 pm. The briefing will include both global and North American business updates, and a presentation of Vaisala's efforts in providing the best possible measurement tools for climate monitoring and research. Speakers: Vaisala President & CEO Kjell Forsén, President of Vaisala Inc. Scott J. Sternberg, and Chief Science Officer, PhD Walter F. Dabberdt. Welcome!

About Vaisala

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on more than 70 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for meteorology, weather critical operations and controlled environments. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs over 1300 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

More information:

Helena Marjaranta

Senior Vice President,

Corporate Communications

Tel. +358 40 581 9102

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