Tag: Weather Prediction

The Effects of Weather on Agriculture

Agriculture, the cultivation of crops and rearing of livestock for food and commercial purposes.  It is one of the pillars of the thriving economy of any country. United States Agriculture alone, for instance, is responsible for $300 billion gained to the US economy on an annual basis. When considering other agro-related products, the gross domestic 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

How Does a Doppler Radar Work to Watch Weather?

What is a Doppler radar like? A Doppler radar is a unique and specialized radar.  It performs its ‘weather watch’ functions by making use of the Doppler effect.  This enables it to produce velocity data relating to objects present at some distance. A Doppler radar can be seen when driving through U.S 41 between Marquette Read More

What Is the Beaufort Scale? What Is Its History?

Introduction—What is the Beaufort scale? The Beaufort scale refers to a method of estimating wind speed based on the surface condition of a large body of water in relation to wind waves and swell. The advent of the scale enables sailors to measure wind speed simply by observing the surface of the sea. Historical perspective Read More

Having the Right Survival Kits for Hiking

Thinking about Hiking? Hiking in Whatever Season Whether you hike in the Summer, Spring, Fall or Winter you need to have the right gear.  What if you sprained your ankle?  Or got an animal bite?  Being prepared is absolutely essential. Hiking in the Summertime you have to think of the heat, insects, fires, lack of Read More