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Meteorologist Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

  1. Explain how each of these are measured:
    • wind force and direction
    • cloud type and extent
    • temperature
    • pressure
    • rainfall
    • humidity.
  2. Record the weather conditions every day for two weeks. Use equipment like a rain gauge or an outdoor thermometer.
  3. Identify different cloud types. How are they formed?
  4. What do ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ air masses in summer and winter do to the typical weather in your area? Note down the effects of land and sea.
  5. Explain how synoptic weather maps are produced. Show you can
    understand a map, with fronts and isobars, similar to those on television and in newspapers. How do the measurements in step 1 relate to the map?
  6. Understand the effects of hypothermia and heat exhaustion. How do temperature, wind and water affect the human body?





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