Activities: Make a Wind Vane SCI.2.2.1 2010 Construct and use tools to observe and measure weather phenomena like precipitation, changes in temperature, wind speed and direction. SCI.2.2.2 2010 Experience and describe wind as the motion of the air.
Activities: Make a Wind Vane. Construct and use tools to observe and measure weather phenomena like precipitation, changes in temperature, wind speed and direction. Experience and describe wind as the motion of the air.
Wind Map pulls in hourly data from the National Digital Forecast Database, tracing wind speed and direction in near real-time while providing nationwide maximum and average figures. The result is something remarkably similar to NASA's Perpetual Ocean video, only Wind Map is an interactive, zoomable, and constantly changing project.
Volcanologist Jeffrey Johnson, Boise State Department of Geosciences, was featured in a story on OurAmazingPlanet about his study of infrasound at Chile’s Villarrica volcano. Johnson is researching ways to use infrasound to extract wind speed and direction and thus monitor weather.
Video tip: how to determine the wind speed aloft As you begin to plan flights away from your home airport its important to know the wind speed and direction at higher altitudes to help compute headings to flyand an estimated groundspeed for fuel planning. This weeks tip takes a look at several online resources you can use to determine the upper level winds and how to interpret the textual winds aloft forecast. From Sportys complete Learn to Fly Course.