The Geography students undertook a trip to the Ghana Meteorological Services Authority on 27 September, 2018. The trip enabled the students to describe and appreciate the methods of collecting and measuring meteorological data. The students were accompanied by Mr. Emmanuel Sampong and Mr. Michael Odame.
Below are reflections of the trip by some of the students:
This trip was very insightful and interesting. We were escorted to an experimental room and learned about the types of meteorology and its properties. We were shown a spectacle of satellite imagery and educated on the categories of it. The fun part of the trip was when we were given the chance to forecast the weather of the previous day in the studio. The trip was very educative and a bonding experience for me. I also noticed the importance of meteorology in our lives and I look forward to having more excursions. ~ Mbanefo Chibuikem.
The trip enabled me to see the various instruments used in measuring the weather such as wind vane, Stevenson’s screen, rain gauge, sunshine recorder, et cetera. Some of us tried presenting weather forecast. I personally liked the trip to the weather station as it gave me a better understanding of how meteorologists use the instruments to record the elements of the weather.
~ Osei-Safo Nanasei.