Weather and Climate

Music playing If you're planning on vacation in Florida this weekend looks like you're going to have a beautiful weather with clear sunny days about 70 degrees. Music playing Music playing Music playing Ever wonder why the weatherman is sometimes just wrong? Why can't the weatherman predict more than a few days at a time? Your local weatherman works with a team of meteorologists to create the weather predictions that you see on TV. The beauty of whether is that it is ever-changing. This complexity only allows meteorologist the ability to create educated forecast based on past and present weather conditions, rather than perfect predictions. Meteorologist use thermometers, to measure temperature, barometers, for air pressure, and anemometers, for Wind speed. They send weather balloons carrying these instruments into the atmosphere to collect data about current weather conditions.

This information, along with information about cloud patterns, precipitation, and other measurements collected by satellite and radar, is then plugged into forecasting models in super computers. The forecasting models use equations to create a computerized representation of the atmosphere. Previous weather trends and knowledge of the right equations help to predict future patterns, though only for a short period. The farther into the future, the greater chance of error in the prediction, which explains why the weather man can only give predictions for around a week at a time. For a family planning a trip a few months ahead, it might be better to rely on the overall climate of the destination rather than the daily weather. A weatherman's predictions span a few days or a week, while a climatologists predictions span years to centuries.

A climatologist doesn't forecast the weather far in advance, but rather projects it. This is less percise, but it will give you a general idea of what the range of possible forecasts could be. climatologist help society plan its activities far in advance, designed its buildings and infrastructure, and anticipate the effects of different climate conditions. Climatologist work with architects and engineers to recommend strategies to manage uncomfortable humidity, heavy rainfall and extreme temperatures as well as storms, melting polar ice, monsoons and sea level. Climatology uses meteorological data gathered over many years, such as records have rainfall, temperature atmospheric composition, and synthesizes the data using statistical and mathematical models. These models are much like weather models, but take into account factors that affect the likelihood of weather patterns decades or centuries in advance. So, next time you're planning a vacation, make sure you research the climate in advance and check the weather right before we leave. Researching climate can tell you that you won't need short in Alaska and it's sunny twice as often as it's rainy in Rhode Island.

However. the weather report might tell you to bring a raincoat to Rhode Island anyway, depending on that week's forecast. Keep in mind that weather is subject to change whereas climate will give you a general idea of what to expect. Happy Travels! .