Weather Questions tagged “instruments” (remove tag filter)
Question: If you do an experiment using different colors of paper and an IR thermometer, when you measure the "temperature" of the papers, what is the correct term for what is actually being measured? Irradiance, thermal flux, radiant emittance, reflectance, radiosity? or is it a combination? — Steve Wehlan
Question: What is the height of the anemometer at RDU? I assume it's the standard 10m, but can't find the station metadata to confirm. Also, daily average wind speed readings go back to 1984 - was the anemometer always at 10m? — Hunter
Question: I am a student from NCSU. I am working on a small project. I need the daily maximum and minimum temperature, relative humidity, cloud cover and UV index from 19th September 2013. The location for it should be nearby NCSU. There is a local station of WRAL near NCSU. Can I get the above weather conditions for that area? — Krishna Marda
Question: How high was the hygrometer today? — CJ
Question: Do other countries operate Hurricane Hunter aircraft? — Chris
Question: I have noticed this summer that when I look at the dew point for RDU vs South Hill, it's usually higher at South Hill. For example, right now (10:25pm on July 17) the dew point at RDU is 73 and at South Hill it's 79 - that's quite a difference, and steamy too! Is the reason for this due to the proximity of Kerr Lake/Lake Gaston? — Danny Arnold
Question: Is there a scientific basis for selecting the location of a city's official weather station? Sometimes when I consult the day's precipitation measurement for RDU, I can't help wondering what planet they took THAT reading on! — Andrew Sleeth
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