Why the Wind Should Be Monitored at Sporting and Public Events

The risks associated with the wind are not common knowledge among the general public, and this is precisely why event planners must monitor the weather in outdoor events with crowds. Perception of wind risks is also subjective: we know by instinct that we should stay away from fire or falling objects, but evaluating wind hazards based on perception alone is not possible. Continue reading “Why the Wind Should Be Monitored at Sporting and Public Events”

Wind Data Collection: Difference Between Sampling, Logging and Monitoring

Data gathering processes can have many names based on how data is collected and used. Sampling, logging and monitoring all involve data collection, but there are very important differences between the three. This article provides an overview of each concept and when it is applied. Continue reading “Wind Data Collection: Difference Between Sampling, Logging and Monitoring”

How Do Buildings Affect Wind Patterns in a City?

In nature, wind patterns at ground level are influenced by trees, hills and mountains. These objects have an individual effect on the surrounding area, and they also have broader effects when found in groups, such as forests and ridges. In a similar fashion, buildings affect the wind in urban locations, but consider they have sharp corners and rectangular shapes not found in nature. Continue reading “How Do Buildings Affect Wind Patterns in a City?”