Solar power, Solar energy, Desert, Sahara Desert, Solar cell Observation part two: analysis of your microclimate
Video on your immediate yard is pretty in depth video. You should go back and look at it here. Today, though, i am going to go more in depth with that with in regards to your immediate weather, weather in denver is, although i’m a suburb in denver, we actually have a microzone difference of one, so, whereas denver is 5b, we are 6a here where i live In the suburbs, so denver weather on the channel, what they say is not exactly what’s going to happen in your yard. Although i’m only a couple miles away: i’m, a little closer to the front range wind direction. The effects the mountain have on the snow amounts are completely different from here in the suburb than in denver um. Here i have an instrument, a weather instrument that tells me exactly what’s, going on in my yard, the amount of precipitation wind direction. Wind speed amount of solar that i get, this instrument directly tells me what’s, going on in my yard. So, a year from now i can jot down these notes today and see uh kind of like an estimate of what the weather was around this time of the year. Um yeah so we’re going to go in depth in this in this video um a little bit about the instrument about obs, observing your immediate micro climate. I hope you enjoy this video. I hope you get something from it if you do hit that like button at the bottom of your screen and if you’re not subscribed yet please subscribe to this channel and the more numbers we get.
Of course, the more views people will see these videos and it will be not in vain. You know so let’s go with another video mike. I want to talk to you about this weather station up here. You want to know how much rainfall is falling in your yard. You want to be able to average those days. You want to be able to average how many days you have below zero and roughly what time of year it is, and this system allows you to do that, because i believe it records back to a year. It gives you the highs and lows of the year. Yeah, of course you want to know about frost and it’s very convenient to have the station set up, because you can actually see the temperature inside and outside temperatures with the gauge that’s installed inside yeah wouldn’t. It be nice that if the power goes out, you still have a means of recording things. Um, you can still take your temperatures, your rainfall, all that stuff is independent of the power grid. I will show you later on this video, how you can attach this connect to your local weather apps, and we will go through that process shortly. There’S, no such thing as bad weather. Just soft people bill bowerman. It takes complete sense as humans that we need look ahead to what the days or weeks weather has in store for us, knowing what the weather could be may have a direct influence on how we plan our day, such as running to the grocery store preparing for A menacing forecast later in the week when we take vacations or board up our windows weather, plays a greater role.
However, it influences the growth of plants where civilizations flourish, migration of animals, energy use, availability of food worms, insects and nectar flow on a micro level. Observing the climate in your media area is even more important and personal to you. Owning your own personal off grid weather station allows you to analyze and record data throughout the years to make better decisions for your urban backyard. Homestead prosperous civilizations have been doing this for thousands of years. Observation of climate or climatology goes back to the year 400 bc records from one of the greeks were known, hippocrates, he wrote about climate and how it determines which civilizations thrive and those who would not known as climate determination. Later, on 1640 to 1642, english scientists had invented the thermometer and barometer to systematically begin recording daily weather patterns. Soon after the trade winds and gulf stream were measured and mapped in the early 20th century, scientists then measured over a 30 year. Periodic climatic averages to calculate what was considered normal so that extreme weather could be measured. Today’S weather forecast stems from data accumulated over many decades. Records of rainfall, temperature, atmospheric pressures are compiled using past present and future statistical models, to predict approximations only and the use of satellites and other variables make it more accurate than ever before. So how do we exactly record those things that we cannot see? I mean we can do it. The medieval style look at tie a string around a tree and watch the wind blow it in certain directions, or we can buy ourselves an instrument that records those powers that we cannot see those things, such as temperature, wind direction, detecting the pressures of the atmosphere.
If we install it in a position that will record the most accurate readings all right, so we installed this on copper piping. Now we have a water catch right here, thermometer, one wind direction back there and wind speed, and we also have a solar panel. On top all right, so here you got your indoor sensor, it’s bluetooth, to the outside sensor. Obviously that gives time date phases of the moon or sun. If it’s snowing or raining i’ll show little illustrations of that um aromatic barometric pressure. If it starts going down, that means you have a bad weather on its way. Uh uv index says is high um amount of light, which would be irrelevant during the night time. Uh temperature, indoor temperature, outdoor wind direction and amount of rain um you can see. This is flashing now so it’s going to be snow but that’s wrong, obviously um. So this isn’t 100 perfect. But this is something ideal you can be inside, be warm and see how much rain you’re getting or whatever wind direction. Obviously um yeah. I recommend this highly to anybody or get a couple of them actually put one on front yard and one in the backyard whatever and you’ll even notice differences there, especially if you’ve done a lot of a lot of work in your backyard. You put in lots of soil planted lots of trees and everything in your front yard. Is all grass you’ll notice a little difference between temperatures and give it a try? I’M, not going to tell you how to set this up because each one’s different but they’re all kind of the same, but they do have their own settings at the bottom or wherever and calibrate this to the outside that’s.
All i got to say about this. So after you install your outdoor weather instrument and your indoor monitor the coolest thing about um, this system is that you can go to the weather underground and you can plug in uh register your device to their app or their community, and so that your weather station, Actually acts as part of the nation’s weather. They get more accurate readings, the more weather stations they have uh hooked up so go ahead and hook it up all right, so we’re inside i wanted to when we’re talking about observing microclimates in your backyard um. One of the most important tools you can have is a journal now i’ve been journaling for a couple of years now and it’s kind of interesting. The data you want to collect is um. At least what i want to collect is temperature rain or hail or snow watering, meaning you watering, um, i put down fertilizer. In this case, i was doing composting and i wrote down when i turned it: the temperature of the compost, pile um and you can see how it got up to 120 and it just dropped down. So i put dead compost down here pesticides i don’t use pesticides. So i was basically just meaning um fertilizer, like copper, naming the trees um. Here i had bought 30 pounds of coconut coir worm, castings, mycelium and azomite, and i added it around the trees, see i wrote it down on the fifth.
It was 43 degrees i’m. Assuming this, the humidity was 56 percent um pruning trees that i’d pruned during this time or planted. I also got planting and harvesting written in this journal, um yeah, like bulbs, which ones i put in which ones i had cold stratify and refrigerator seeds. You know um what i planted took tree wrap off grease bands. This is all important stuff um produce. This is just what i harvest and it was during the winter. This is february so february 2020. So we can look down here from last year and go okay. So rain, precipitation um, we got a dusting of snow on the fourth dusting overnight we got three inches on the 10th. We got an inch on the 16th three inches on the 19th, and today is the 20th of february 2021, and last year we got three inches of snow on the 19th four inches of snow on the 20th, and this year we got three inches of snow on The 19th, so you can use this data and assume that somewhere around here during next year, we’re going to get snow also so it’s just a good tool to journal. I highly recommend journaling. This is data collection. You can write it directly from your weather station that i showed previously that data can be collected and put in here, and this is all part of observation. You really need to observe your backyard homestead, although it might be a tiny place.
It is very it’s kind of important it’s not necessary, but it’s kind of important and fascinating to just compare this stuff to last year’s data and just see the kind of work that you did so i highly recommend journaling go ahead and journal on your homestead. This is all part of observation. This is where we go with this stuff. All right just thought. You should know this so here’s, one of those debatable subjects on climate change, so uh people are saying that humans are causing climate change um through fossil fuels through our automobile exhaust chemical plants spewing millions of cubic tons into the atmosphere. If you’ve ever taken a plane ride, you see Music, the size of humanity upon the planet’s surface, it is minuscule, it is so miniscule. The exhaust coming off these things is such a small amount compared to the size of the atmosphere, um yeah. This is debatable. Like i said and heavily opinionated by myself, but um they’re saying that we are causing these drastic climate change, yet there is historical uh proof that um, i think it was the year 1065 or something like that. A chinese scientist had gone into this arid desert and they found old, petrified bamboo, where bamboo could not possibly grow in this climate. But, however, this shows proof that the bamboo forests were thriving and were there in this desert area, but it wasn’t, obviously a desert at the time. So it shows that within school amount of time, thousands of years that that, in its natural course without pollution and everything, the earth will go through these changes where northern africa, the sahara desert might one day be a thriving jungle and the amazon basin might dry up And become a narrow desert, this has nothing to do with humans.
It has to do with a lot of radiation from the sun. Natural occurrences that you find in nature, and we are not in control. Remember that uh, a higher power is definitely in control of all this and it’s been this way since, beginning of time when man was created and before that the earth goes through its natural phases, we are just on for the ride, so don’t, let people, in my Opinion tell you that you’re in control of things don’t, let them think that you can possibly destroy the earth there’s only one, the creator that can destroy this earth and he has given us these resources to use, and it is not the cause of global warming. Global warming is a natural process in my opinion, but there you go. Hopefully i didn’t piss off too many people. So there you go. We improved our observation by analyzing using devices instruments that can forecast and see things that we can’t see with the human eye. We installed a weather instrument. We can monitor the weather now from indoors we’re off grid with it. We can go ahead and install it to the weather station app and now our immediate local weather contributes to the overall weather stations, improving weather accuracy in your local area and yeah um. We hope this helps with your observation. Remember to journal it’s pretty important, not necessary, but yeah um. I hope you like this video.