HOW IT WORKS
The traditional methods of measuring the effect of weather on sports use very primitive tests, like looking at flags or tossing grass into the air, and then guessing from there. Weather Applied Metrics technology takes the guesswork out of it.
The wind is much more complicated than a simple one-dimensional model. Inside a stadium, the wind can swirl in circles. Above the rim of a ballpark, the wind can be blowing in one direction, but at field level, it can be blowing in another direction. In golf, trees can shield a ball from the wind in summer, but offer no protection in winter when their leaves fall off.
Any ball that flows through the air is passing through a complex 3D wind field. A ball in flight can get pushed up and down, left and right, at various points during its voyage through the air. Weather Applied Metrics technology calculates all of those complex, 3D effects. It is a leap forward in weather-related sports analytics.
Using computational fluid dynamics and other scientific weather analysis, our engineers can create what can be called a "VIRTUAL STADIUM", or a "STADIUM DIGITAL TWIN". This enables us to create a full 3D model of the weather inside a sports venue at any given moment.
We can then use this 3D model to calculate the real-time effects on the path of a ball. Real-time wind, temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, and rain are applied to real time and all potential trajectory data.
APPLICATIONS FOR LIVE TV
The trajectory calculations made with our 3D weather models can then be applied for numerous uses.
These uses include the augmentation of television broadcasts about sporting events, as seen below: