The Guide to Smooth Sailing (and Boating) With Kestrel Weather Meters

Whether it is the wide-open ocean, or a local lake, sailing and boating are vastly affected by winds. Strong winds, for instance, result in rough seas and can capsize small boats. When it comes to boat anemometers, both professionals and novices must not overlook the Kestrel 1000 Wind Meter and additional basic units. These incredibly accurate weather meters are highly reliable for wind-related measurements, stacking them up against some of the industry's highest-rated anemometers. Why Wind and Weather Affects Your Boating Experience Wind can quickly change your boating or sailing experience for better or worse. It is essential to pay...

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Monitoring Solar Thermal Space Heating Collectors with Kestrel Weather Meters

Solar is one of the most popular energy options, being used worldwide for its many benefits as a renewable energy source that can reduce energy bills. Not only is solar an outstanding option for renewable energy, but it can also assist in the creation of thermal energy. Savvy individuals can use solar panels as a conductor to create their own thermal space heating collectors. A simple solar thermal collector draws air from the environment and passes it through the collector, where the solar panels capture radiation from the sun and warm the air. Then the warm air is passed through...

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The Science of Mosquito Abatement

With recent potentially fatal viruses found in Florida to the infamous West Nile virus, mosquitos can pose a serious threat to humans and animals alike. Efforts at controlling mosquitos have evolved over the years, ranging from spraying solutions on your skin to bug-zapping outdoor lights. However, there are some environmental factors to consider when you’re trying your best to avoid mosquitos. Unfortunately, some of us are more attractive to mosquitos than others---but keeping your eye on the elements can help you avoid these insects flocking to you for a fabulous feast. Wind as a Mosquito Repellent Studies show that mosquitoes...

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