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Meteorologist Badge – Scouts

October 10th, 2009


In order to gain the Meteorologist Badge you must be able to complete the following tasks.

Task 1

Be able to explain and demonstrate how the following are measured:

Task 2

Keep a record of these weather conditions for at least two weeks:

Task 3

Understand at least three different ways in which clouds are formed.

Task 4

Know the typical weather produced in your own area by ‘warm’ and ‘cold’ air masses in summer and winter, noting the effects of land and sea. Understand the weather associated with a change of air mass at a ‘front’.

Task 5

Know how synoptic weather maps are produced, and be able to understand a simple map with fronts and isobars similar to those shown on television and printed in some newspapers. Relate your observations in Task 2 to these maps.

Task 6

Understand the effects of temperature, wind and water on the human body in cases of hypothermia and exhaustion.

We have access to a local weather station in Selby – to see how it works click HERE


1. Anemometer vane – this measures wind direction
2. Wind cups – these measure wind speed
3. Rain collector – this measures rainfall
4. UV and solar sensors – these measure radiation of wavelengths 290-390nm and 300-1100nm respectively
5. Sensor Interface Module – this is powered by a solar panel and transmits sensor readings to an indoor base station
6. Radiation shield – this contains temperature and humidity sensors

Live Data: