Reto Stöckli

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Dec 21 2017

Boeing 737 Control Columns

To enhance a home cockpit with realistic controls instead of just using a simple joystick and gaming rudder pedals is possibly the dream of every cockpit builder. So here it goes … Boeing Airliners still have *real* linked Yoke Columns and Rudder Pedals. And there is quite some mechanical engineering involvend when you want to …

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Dec 18 2017

Boeing 737-800 Home Cockpit (Linux-based, notably …)

Back in 2004 I started to think about how I could build a real airliner cockpit entirely based on Linux. I  At the end of 2017 (and with a grown family) this idea has evolved into a fun project. The way to that goal is still a long and a very creative one. But today …

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Dec 09 2017

Home

Our cozy and beautiful home after the first snowfall of 2017 in the swiss lowland.

Apr 26 2016

Solar Potential of Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE, the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, and the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo have created together with Meteotest a stunningly interactive and publicly accessible solar potential estimator for whole Switzerland. www.sonnendach.ch Compared to traditional so-called GIS-type “solar cadasters” this one is really usable. By usable I mean: …

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Jan 11 2015

The Darkest Spot in Switzerland

By analysis of our MeteoSwiss high quality satellite-based solar irradiance maps created by the Heliomont algorithm I’ve found that the sunniest place in Switzerland is close to the Monte Rosa hut of the Swiss Alpine Club SAC. During the calculation of the Solar Atlas of Switzerland (to be published as “The Solar Cadaster of Switzerland” on the Geoportal of …

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May 24 2012

Flowering in the Greenhouse

During the last few decades flowering and leafing of temperate and boreal vegetation has advanced by several days in response to warming. The climate sensitivity, as inferred from long-term observations, is estimated to be 2.5-5.0 days per degree C warming. Wolkovich et al. now show in their letter to Nature, that this response cannot be …

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May 04 2012

Digital Object Identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers (DOI’s) are often used to uniquely identify and reference digital content of written documents such as scientific publications or books. This is helpful to track a content over a long time period, where the actual location of the content may change, but any reference to it will have to stay the same. …

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Mar 15 2012

Remote Sensing of Solar Surface Radiation

We have processed a global irradiance and direct irradiance climate data record from the Meteosat first generation satellites (Meteosats 2 to 7, 1983–2005). The CDRs are available free of charge for all purposes from the EUMETSAT‘s Satellite Application Facility on Climate Monitoring Web User Interface at monthly, daily and hourly means at a spatial resolution …

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Mar 09 2012

How to “bluemarbelize” Google Maps?

Introduction Google Maps and Google Earth (hereafter Google Maps) are publicly available tools useful to visually explore the geography of our planet. Globally distributed high resolution satellite data are used as a background to dynamically map physical, geographical, historical, socio-economic or political thematic layers. Nowadays the average, educated person with access to the internet either …

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Feb 24 2012

Art from Space

I am working on a solar position and orbit predictor application for the International Space Station that will serve as planning tool for a new art project of Christian Waldvogel. For updates visit his website http://www.waldvogel.com