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Topic in Depth - Weather Instruments (8)

This Topic in Depth discusses the variety of instruments used to collect climate and weather data, from anemometers to thermometers. There is also plenty of information about individual weather stations and data collection initiatives.

Weather Instruments for Measuring the Climate of Illinois
The Illinois State Water Survey furnishes many images of various instruments that collect data daily for legal issues, farmers, educators, students, and researchers. Instruments include various kinds of thermometers and rain gauges, as well as barometers, anemometers, and a hail pad.

Building and Using Weather Instruments
This website, created by the Center for Improving Engineering and Science Education (CIESE), provides a classroom activity to educate users on how to build and use weather instruments. By the end of the group project, students should know all about wind vanes, rain gauges, anemometers, and thermometers. Objectives,...

Weather Tools
The Miami Museum of Science provides a variety of activities to help students learn about the many weather instruments including wind scales and wind chimes. Students can learn about the wind, air pressure, moisture, and temperature.

The University of Richmond discusses the tools meteorologists use to learn about the weather. While providing materials about the basic tools discussed in the other websites, this site also offers information about weather satellites, radar, and computer models. There is also a section of the site dealing with...

Next Generation Weather Lab
Users can learn about weather data output and analysis at the Next Generation Weather Lab website. This expansive website provides an abundance of surface data and upper air data as well as satellite and radar images for the United States. Types of data include plotting maps, contoured images, soundings, and cross...

Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS)PDF
The Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) at the University of Oklahoma works on the development and demonstration of "techniques for the practical numerical prediction of high-impact local weather, particularly thunderstorms, with emphasis on the assimilation of high-resolution observations from Doppler...

The Weather Calculator
This collection of resources, provided by the National Weather Service Forecast Office for the El Paso area, allows users to be their own meteorologists. For example, armed with data such as current temperature, humidity, and windspeed, users may calculate the heat index or wind chill. Using the resources on this page...

Remote Sensing - An Undergraduate Course in Meteorology
This website contains nearly all materials for the Remote Sensing course taught at Lyndon State College. It is an upper-division undergraduate course. It contains lecture notes that discuss the theory and application of weather radars, profilers, cloud radars, satellites, GPS, lidars, RASS, sodars, and other remote...

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