Avalanche Education and Kestrel Weather Meters

Envisioning yourself in the midst of an avalanche is enough to make most people panic. According to National Geographic, a fully-developed avalanche can weigh up to a million tons and travel at speeds of over 200 MPH. Not only is it terrifying to consider the unthinkable amount of snow during an avalanche, but many don't consider the soil, ice, and rocks that can come along with it. While it takes a special set of circumstances for an avalanche to begin, this doesn't mean that those who love exploring nature in winter weather---or even public and private sectors---should forego education. What...

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Meteorologists on the Battlefield: The Critical Role that Combat Weather Teams Play in Keeping Troops Safe

Teams who serve and protect our country have battles to fight beyond the field---especially in terms of weather and environmental conditions. In 2019, Spec Ops Weatherman (SOWTs) took on a new name. Special Reconnaissance (SR) is a new career in the Air Force Special Operations with an important role to play: operate deep behind enemy lines to convert the direction of air and missile attacks and other special operations duties. The responsibilities of SOWTs involved interpreting meteorological data and providing commanders with timely and accurate intelligence. They also join forces with humanitarian assistance and combat search and rescue. The Importance...

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Pesticide Spraying & Kestrels: Onsite vs Distant Weather Station Data

Pesticides help provide bountiful harvests, reduce transmitted diseases carried by insects, and keep food prices affordable. While there certainly are obvious benefits that come from effective pesticide use, there are risk factors associated with spraying these helpful but potentially harmful chemicals in the air. Off-target drift can cause damage to surrounding crops and threaten the safety of nearby people and animals. Knowing current weather conditions at the site of application can help you spray safely and get the best result possible result. How Does Climate Conditions Affect Pesticides? The weather is a big factor in how pesticides are applied and...

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5 Helpful Hints for Accurate Kestrel Meter Measurements

Whether you are a professional meteorologist or a novice who simply loves the world of weather, you rely on Kestrel to give you highly accurate local measurements. In fact, Kestrel weather meters are one of the most accurate devices for measuring weather on the market. However, there are several ways that you can make your measurements even more accurate, providing some of the most precise measurements no matter when you need it. Tip #1: Keep Air Moving When Measuring Temperature Kestrel is by far a more accurate device for temperature readings than your phone's weather app. But when you're using...

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Your Helpful Guide to Weather Terms and Kestrel Performance

The world of weather is a whirlwind of an adventure. Along with its dramatic variations comes a long list of weather terms---and even more questions about the weather itself. Kestrel Weather Meter is one of the most accurate weather tracking devices on the market, logging many of the most recognized weather terms in the industry. It helps us explore the world of weather, providing us a better understanding of how it works in every climate. In this guide, you'll learn about some common and unique weather occurrences and learn a few things about Kestrel along the way. Questions about Inclement...

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Kestrel Meters and Biomimicry Research: Desert Edition

We learn a lot from nature. With all of the interesting and diverse climates that exist around the world, desert regions remain unique for their hostile environment of barren, hot, dry landscapes with very little rainfall to sustain living things. Desert conditions make it difficult for most plants and animals to survive. This is one of the reasons the desert serves as a significant biome for field study research. Studying how desert plants and animals have adapted to survive in such a harsh habitat can lead to important insight and scientific discovery – particularly in biomimicry research. Biomimicry involves studying...

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