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Meteorologist Activity Badge

These badge requirements were updated on 26 January 2018. The previous badge requirements can still be used until 31 January 2019, to allow for transition where necessary.

How to earn your badge

1. Explain how each of these are measured:2. Record the weather conditions every day for two weeks, or   once a week for three months. Use equipment like a rain gauge or an outdoor thermometer.

3. Identify different cloud types. Describe how they are formed.

4. What do ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ air masses in summer and winter do to the typical weather in your area? Describe the effects on land and sea.

5. Explain how weather forecasts are created.

6. Show that you understand a synoptic weather map, including fronts and isobars. Explain how the measurements in step 1 relate to the map.


Previous badge requirements

These requirements will be discontinued on 31 January 2019.

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?

 

Flexibility

Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities. For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility

 

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