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Monday, February 23, 2015

How Wind Chill Is Calculated

If you follow me on Twitter you might already know that we are currently experiencing frigid wind chills here in western Maine. This got me thinking about how the wind chill is calculated. I didn't know (or couldn't remember the formula from the meteorology course I took in college) so I turned to YouTube where I quickly found this short explanatory video from Presh Talwalkar.


Applications for Education
There is obviously a math lesson waiting to happen here. But that lesson could be part of a larger assignment in which students develop weather forecasts and produce them as videos to share on a school or classroom website.