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Geography Paper 1 ,May/June 2008  
Questions:   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   Main
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Question 6

(a) Differentiate between weather and climate.
(b) Name the instruments used in measuring the following weather elements:
(i) Pressure;
(ii) Sunshine;
(iii) Rainfall;
(iv) Wind speed.
(c) Explain how wind speed was measured and recorded.

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Observation

This question is popular with the candidates. Those who read well could differentiate between weather and climate and specify the right instruments against the weather elements listed. Quite a good number could not explain how wind speed is measured. The required answers are:

- measured with anemometer   

-  placed in open space

- cups of anemometer rotates freely on vertical shaft

 

the number of rotation is indicated on a meter to give the speed of the wind in kilometer per hour

 

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