Tag: Kestrel

  1. What is Density Altitude?

    What is Density Altitude?

    While many of us don't think about density altitude in our everyday lives, it impacts the environment and even how airplanes perform while in the air. With dense air, nitrogen and oxygen are tightly packed together to make the surrounding air heavier than other locations. Air density varies depending on where you're located in the world, but temperature and altitude are two primary factors that influence density altitude.

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  2. Barometric Pressure vs. Station Pressure: What's the Difference?

    Barometric Pressure vs. Station Pressure: What's the Difference?

    When it comes to measuring barometric pressure, there is a bit of science going on behind the scenes. Let's take a look at the difference between barometric vs. station pressure and the variables that go into calculating the two readings.

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  3. How Barometric Pressure Influences Winter Fishing

    How Barometric Pressure Influences Winter Fishing

    While many of us imagine fishing on hot and lazy summer days, plenty of people head to the nearest fishing spot for a wintertime catch. Fishing in the winter is a different experience than warmer weather on several levels. When it comes to cold weather fishing, barometric pressure is a key indicator to your success. Here is an overview of how barometric pressure influences winter fishing and how to increase your chances of catching more fish.

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  4. Becoming the Predator: How to Use Kestrel Meters to Hunt Predators and Varmints

    Becoming the Predator: How to Use Kestrel Meters to Hunt Predators and Varmints

    You can't control the weather on your hunt, but you can plan around it for success. Kestrel Weather Meters can give you a heads up on ground conditions to help you decide if you should head out with your calls or stay home.

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  5. Everything You Need to Know About Wind Chill

    Everything You Need to Know About Wind Chill

    Whipping winds can make cold weather conditions feel unbearable. Especially during the winter months, wind chill makes a big impact on how you’ll feel when you’re outdoors---even when the sun is shining! But what is wind chill and how does it affect the human body?

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  6. The Joy of Camping and Hiking with Kestrel Weather Meters

    The Joy of Camping and Hiking with Kestrel Weather Meters

    For outdoor enthusiasts all over the world, there are essential tools to have on hand when you're pitching tents, starting fires, and exploring. While first aid kits and lanterns are camping necessities, Kestrel weather meters can enhance your experience of hiking and camping from every corner of the globe.

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  7. The Importance of Weather Monitoring for Vegetation Management

    The Importance of Weather Monitoring for Vegetation Management

    When it comes to vegetation management, environmental factors play an important role in success or failure. Planning and preparation become critical, especially when it comes to the knowing the weather conditions before and during spray application. With Kestrel weather meters, you can accurately track weather with real-time data, allowing you to make smart decisions for planning and application.

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  8. Monitoring Avalanche Conditions: Search and Rescue with Kestrel Weather Instruments

    Monitoring Avalanche Conditions: Search and Rescue with Kestrel Weather Instruments

    While an avalanche is something that many of us only see in the movies, they're very real to rescue personnel around the world.  Monitoring avalanche conditions can prevent major injury and even save lives. With Kestrel weather monitoring, search and rescue teams, as well as winter sports enthusiasts, can effectively monitor avalanche conditions for safety.

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  9. Using a Kestrel to Monitor and Understand the Environment Around You

    Using a Kestrel to Monitor and Understand the Environment Around You

    The world is a big place with all kinds of wonders to experience. There are endless curiosities to explore including the many elements of weather and its impact on the world around us. The Kestrel Instruments line offers a variety of tools for weather geeks, nature lovers, and those want to explore the world and better understand the environment.

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  10. The American Kestrel Nest Box Program

    American Kestrels are North America's smallest species of falcon, and the only species of Kestrel found on this continent. These small, charismatic, aerial predators are about the size of a dove and are easily identified by their distinct plumage. Kestrels are one of the few raptors that are sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females are easily recognizable. Both males and females have creamy chests with black spots and black "slashes" or "mustaches" under their eyes. Males have slate blue wings, rufus backs spotted with black spots, and a black subterminal band on their tail. Females' backs and shoulders are fully rufus with black spots, and their tails are alternating rufus and black barring.

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