Dedicated to advancing education in weather data and analytics

At Understory, we understand the importance of advancing education in weather data and analytics. That is why we offer programs that can be used in conjunction with STEM education programs, like Weather Is Cool, to K-12 schools as well as free data for academic use at colleges and universities.

Strengthen STEM Education Programs with Weather Data

Understory is dedicated to strengthening STEM education programs using weather analytics from our revolutionary weather stations. We believe in the importance of education and introducing students to the importance of how weather impacts our daily lives as well as the world economy. Understory offers free use of our weather data platform and API to students and staff at degree-granting institutions including high schools, undergraduate colleges and universities and post-graduate programs. Our Weather Is Cool program, provides weather stations and data access for K-12 schools.

STEM programs using weather

Harness the power of weather in STEM education programs

Traditional weather satellites are needed to forecast broad patterns which is critical to the agricultural industry. But, traditional weather satellites are about 35,000 km above the surface of our planet and in order to know what’s going in your community, you need weather information that is hyper-local.

strengthening stem education-programs using weather analytics

Understory captures the densest data, going from broad observations over kilometers to precise observations down to 100 meters. Each of our sensors is taking 3000 measurements per second on everything from rainfall and hail to wind speeds, temperature, heat index and much more. This type of weather data and analytics is only available through Understory’s revolutionary weather monitoring networks. Understory is a new way of knowing about the weather by knowing the true story under the clouds.

Free Weather Data for Academic Use

If you are working on an academic project or study that requires weather data, you may qualify for free access to Understory’s revolutionary weather data. Our networks of ground-truth weather sensors detect rain, hail, wind, temperature, pressure and humidity with 50,000+ measurements per second. This level of granular weather data is not available anywhere else.

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Find out about the many other industries that benefit from Understory’s Hail Monitoring Networks and Weather Analytics

  • Agriculture
    Detecting weather conditions in crops with weather monitoring networks so farmers can plan, adapt and improve crop yields.
  • Utility Companies
    Understory’s weather monitoring networks provide real-time weather alerts including temperature and wind data to support energy and utility companies.
  • Retail
    Win weather-driven micro-moments in retail with Understory’s comprehensive weather platform powered by our revolutionary hail monitoring networks.
  • Supply Chain Management
    Improving the business of supply chain management while reducing risk with our comprehensive weather platform for better planning and sales forecasting.
  • Insurance
    Simplifying the insurance claims process by helping insurers know exactly where, when and how property damage occurred, fast tracking policyholder’s claims.
  • Other Industries
    $485 billion of the US economy fluctuates due to weather – insurance, utilities, agriculture, retail, logistics, construction, transportation and many more.