Tag: Measurement

Important Reasons to Teach Weather Science to All Ages

Adults have tried all sorts of stories to help explain away the fear children have during storms. There has been a success in teaching children about how weather works. If they understand it, it should help alleviate some fear. So why not teach all ages about weather science? Weather Science Teaches Observations – As children play Read More

The Political Theory of Climate Change

For decades now, climate change is one of the most discussed problems about the environment and has aroused lots of scholarly interest in several quarters. The effect of climate change is quite apparent ranging from the continuous rise in the earth’s surface temperature by 0.85-degree centigrade. The increase in temperatures links to the emission of Read More

The Science Behind the Sea Level Rising

For over a century now, sea level has been on the rise and has been at an even more rapid rate in the last decade. According to tidal gauge readings and satellite measurement, Global Mean Sea level has been on the increase by 0.3 inches (3.2 millimeters) annually. Within the last decade, it has approximately Read More

Measuring Rainfall: Types of Rain Gauges

Long before now, several scientists wanting to measure rainfall came up with a few designs of rain gauges. The Ancient Greeks and in India were one of the first to create tools to measure rainfall. Then came Korea which first to create a standardized gauge called a Cheugugi. Rain Gauges We have rain gauges which are Read More

Fahrenheit or Celsius: Different Ways to Measure Temperature.

Temperature is a numerical representation of the degree of hotness and coldness of a body or a particular entity. It is one of the most measured parameters; different scales developed to this effect over the years. Today, the two most important scales for measuring temperature is the Celsius and the Fahrenheit scales. The Fahrenheit Scale Read More