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THE WEATHER

Geography

Daily atmospheric conditions of a place at a particular time.

Elements of Weather

  1. Temperature
  2. Humidity precipitation
  3. Precipitation
  4. Atmospheric pressure
  5. Wind
  6. Sunshine
  7. Cloud cover

 

A Weather Station

-A place where observation, measuring and recording of weather elements is done

Factors to Be Taken Into Account When Sitting a Weather Station

  1. An open place where there is little obstruction of weather elements.
  2. Accessible place so that recording can be done easily.
  3. A fairly level or gently sloping ground (5◦) so that it’s easy to position weather instruments.
  4. The place should provide a wide view of the surrounding landscape and the sky.
  5. The site should be free from flooding.
  6. The place should have security.

 

Instruments for Measuring Elements of Weather

  1. Thermometer-temperature
  2. Hygrometer-humidity
  3. Rain gauge-rainfall
  4. Barometer-air pressure
  5. Sunshine recorder-sunshine duration and intensity
  6. Wind vane –wind direction
  7. Anemometer-wind speed
  8. Evaporimeter-rate and amount of evaporation.

 

See also

BUSH FALLOWING IN WEST AFRICA

MINING

MINERALS IN EAST AFRICA

PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN FIELD WORK

MINERALS AND ROCKS

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