All posts by Marvin J. Snyder

How We Measure Weather Wind Speed – The 5 Most Used Devices

Measuring the weather might sound like a very complicated process. But it is actually relatively simple. This is because some incredibly intelligent people have developed complex devices that can accurately measure weather.Measuring the weather is important as it allows meteorologists to predict future weather patterns. Measuring something like wind speed is an incredibly important process […]

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The Orographic Effect And Its Effect On The Weather

an illustration of the orographic effect

What affects the weather?As we live on planet earth, we are surrounded by the weather. Weather is constant, and it is constantly changing. Everything we see can affect the weather, climate change, mountains pushing up, temperatures going down, or the position of the moon in the sky.  When we watch the weather channel, we know that […]

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How to Find Local Weather Stations

weather station on top of a mountain

Local weather stations provide an overview of things such as air temperature, barometric pressure, rainfall amount, relative humidity, and wind direction/speed in your local area.While you may have a weather station to monitor conditions in your backyard,  mesoscale networks are set up to look at the weather at a larger scale in your area and […]

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The 5 Layers Of The Atmosphere

Ever wondered about what’s going on in the sky? If you can remember middle school Physics, you might be able to cast your mind back to what’s known as our atmosphere, a layer of gases that are held in place by gravity and surround Earth.Serving to keep us humans safe by creating a certain kind […]

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What Is A Galileo Thermometer And How Does It Work?

What Is A Galileo Thermometer And How Does It Work

Measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not so – Galileo Galilei It’s easy to forget that we are living in an age in which science is as fundamental to everyday life as the air that we breathe.While we now take science for granted and defer to the wisdom that it imparts and the […]

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