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  1. The Need for Environmental Monitoring in Scientific Studies

    The Need for Environmental Monitoring in Scientific Studies

    Knowing and understanding the environment around us allows us to preserve it, protect it, and even learn from it. Technology makes a major impact on how we apply our understanding to scientific studies, especially with environmental monitoring. With the help of the Kestrel 5500 and DROPs, scientists ranging from ecologists to hydrologists can improve their scientific studies with reliable, accurate data.

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  2. How to Remote View Kestrel Data in Four Easy Steps

    How to Remote View Kestrel Data in Four Easy Steps

    We are often asked about how to remotely view environmental data from a Kestrel meter. The Kestrel 5000 series, including DROP data loggers, allow users to monitor and chart data including wind chill, dew point, heat stress index, and more. Industries from the military to scientific disciplines are using Kestrel meters to monitor conditions. Kestrels are known for providing accurate, onsite, on-the-spot microclimate weather data. With LiNK connectivity, you are able to wirelessly see and manage data on a mobile device with the free Kestrel LiNK app within 100’ line of sight. However, there is a way to set up for viewing Kestrel data outside of those parameters. This guide will show you how to do that.

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  3. Why Weather Meters Outperform Weather Apps for Accuracy Measurements

    Why Weather Meters Outperform Weather Apps for Accuracy Measurements

    When you check the forecast on a weather app, you'll find that it doesn't necessarily offer the most accurate information for your specific location. Many times the weather app will call for rain, yet you don’t see a drop the entire day. Kestrel weather & environmental meters are superior to most weather apps on the market, and one of the secrets behind it's accuracy boils down to microclimates.

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  4. Prevent Plastic Shrinkage Cracking with the Concrete Pro Jobsite Weather Kit

    Prevent Plastic Shrinkage Cracking with the Concrete Pro Jobsite Weather Kit

    The fallout from cracked concrete appearing in a newly laid slab goes beyond the hassle and costs associated with any necessary repair work. Knowing the correct rate of evaporation and planning accordingly before pouring concrete is vital for ensuring successful slab curing during both hot weather and cold conditions.

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  5. Wildland Fire and Weather Monitoring: Saving Lives with Top Technologies

    Wildland Fire and Weather Monitoring: Saving Lives with Top Technologies

    Combating wildland fires isn’t for the faint of heart. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, over 1,100 people have died from wildfires in the last 100 years. In the last 10 years, 34,607 wildlife fires were reported over 2,932,334 acres.

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  6. How to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses & Death with Athletic Heat Stress Monitoring

    How to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses & Death with Athletic Heat Stress Monitoring

    Athletic heat stress monitoring is an invaluable tool for saving lives. While at-risk demographics include young children or adults 65 or older, heat-related illness can happen to anyone - even athletes who in prime physical condition.

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  7. How the Kestrel 1000 Pocket Wind Meter Keeps Scaffolding Workers Safe

    How the Kestrel 1000 Pocket Wind Meter Keeps Scaffolding Workers Safe

    Scaffolding is an essential piece of construction equipment. It’s designed to access hard-to-reach places for tasks such as painting or it can support loads such as brick or stucco. Safety is critical for the use of scaffolding, especially when it comes to OSHA regulations. The Kestrel 1000 Pocket Wind Meter is an ideal tool for keeping scaffolding workers safe in less-than-ideal weather conditions.

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  8. Using Kestrel DROP to Measure Heat Index for Horses

    Using Kestrel DROP to Measure Heat Index for Horses

    When it's hot and humid, humans aren’t the only species that suffer from overheating. Horses and other livestock feel the discomfort of heat and humidity, and measuring heat index with Kestrel DROP D2AG can help protect your horses.

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  9. Tips for Measuring Temperature Inversions

    Tips for Measuring Temperature Inversions

    Farmers and ranchers must manage many tasks and responsibilities to successfully maintain an agriculture operation. One of the most challenging aspects to plan for and manage is the impact of ever- changing and unpredictable weather.

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  10. Improve Your Fishing Strategy with Kestrel 2500 Pocket Weather Meter

    Whether you enjoy fishing for stress relief or you’re a seasoned pro, the Kestrel 2500 pocket weather meter can help improve your overall fishing strategy. While baiting a hook with a worm and casting it into the water is a simple approach, the Kestrel 2500 can take your fishing game to the next level.

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