Sunday, 15 January 2012

Weather Forecasting (without gadgets!)

Hello friends, a new infograph for the day!
Today's infograph is about how you can forecast the weather just with the 2 eyes and ears in your head! This is sort of a follow on from yesterdays post about self-sustaining agriculture, because in order to plant crops successfully one must be able to determine the best time to plant and when the weather will permit it!

Weather forecasting (Wiki) in a nutshell is the application of science and technology to predict the state of the atmosphere for a given location. In the past humans used to rely on instruments that measured barometric pressure, however these days we have advanced computer simulations that take into account many factors in the atmosphere. Because of the incredible calculations and the chaotic nature of the Earth's atmosphere, these forecasts do carry with them a high level of error and should only be trusted within a day or 2 of the forecast.
So if you are in the wilderness and you are planning a hike for the day, or even a relaxing fishing trip there are a few things you should take into account before setting off:
  • Look at the clouds
  • Smell the air
  • Feel the winds strength and direction
  • Listen to the animals
There are many more tips and tricks so be sure to read this really cool (if I do say so myself!) infograph! EDIT: This image looks to be smaller than I remember, so please right-click and open it in a new tab if you wish to view it in a larger resolution.

8 comments:

  1. Very good post. This could come in handy.
    Following!

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  2. Great infographic that comes in handy at any time. Weather forecasting has certainly gone a long way from the old days of farmer's almanacs.

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  3. Nice post, you've got alot of great info on this blog. Following for sure

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  4. i have my own method:
    1. shatter ankle
    2. get plate in ankle
    3. if ankle/plate hurts it will snow
    4. profit

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  5. cool blog, will follow you from now on :D +1

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  6. good post :D very useful info ! following !

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