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Could Global Warming be Halted by Controlling the Weather

Frustrated with the limits of public policy to tackle global warming, some scientists say the time has come to engineer a way to control the weather. The idea might seem appealing, says a science scholar, but it could have potentially harmful ramifications. Climate...

Aneroid Barometer Development

Julien Fiez, founder of Belfort Instrument Company is credited with early U.S. development of the aneroid barograph for the company he founded in Baltimore in 1876. These early devices functioned much the same as bellows type barometers function today by measuring the...

Playing with the Big Boys

Source Gazette.net – by Lindsey Robbins | Staff Writer Small military contractors specialize to grab federal dollars. Congress has authorized nearly $700 billion in military spending this year, and much of that will go to giant contractors such as Lockheed...

Still Kicking After 130 Years

Baltimore, MD – The Belfort Instrument Company, founded by Julian Friez in Baltimore, Maryland over 130 years ago is still developing new Meteorological Instruments that will accurately and reliably measure environmental phenomena for those applications where data...

What Causes Surface Wind?

“Wind is the movement of air molecules in response to temperature and pressure differences in the atmosphere.” To properly select and site wind instruments the user must first understand the nature of the wind and its component parts that are the objective of the...

What Causes Local Surface Wind?

Surface winds are often more a function of surface features or local thermal changes than the large area differences in barometric pressure that drive synoptic winds. Temperature differences between water and land and between mountain tops and valleys can cause the...