Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere and related subjects. This includes weather patterns, temperature, wind speed, direction, moisture and much more. It has been studied by mankind for millenia but now in the modern day has become extremely important especially in the field of current weather conditions in relation to global climate change. Like most things, the equipment used to study meteorology and collect related data has evolved and been updated. Such items are ideal for general interest as well as on mining and dig sites were weather forecast are difficult to obtain through normal means.