Anemometer Instructions?

Answer A simple anemometer isn't very difficult to make, and while it might not be as highly calibrated as store-bought varieties, it is a lot cheaper and will give a good approximation of wind speed. The... Read More »

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What does an anemometer do?

An anemometer measures wind speed. While styles vary, many anemometers consist of several cup-shaped components mounted on a freely rotating shaft. When the wind rotates the cups and shaft, the w... Read More »

Uses of an Anemometer?

There are two varieties of anemometer, those that measure wind speed and those that measure wind pressure. Some also show wind direction. All this data is collected for weather prediction by weathe... Read More »

Where is an anemometer used?

Anemometers measure wind speed, particularly in wind tunnels. Utah's government leases them to test land for building wind turbines. On a smaller scale, manufacturers recommend using them on exhaus... Read More »

What is a thermo anemometer?

Thermal anemometers are primarily used in meteorology and other sciences that use the flow of liquids. Most devices feature a thermometer-like probe attached to an electrical box with a display scr... Read More »