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 Does a wind vane measure the speed of the wind?

Answer A wind vane, typically called a weather vane, does not measure the speed of the wind, but instead the direction of it. Wind speed is measured by a device called a anemometer.References:Lansing Scho... Read More »
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What does a wind vane measure?

A wind vane measures wind direction. Wind vanes are designed to indicate the direction from which the wind is blowing, the direction used in wind measurements. Wind vanes are often paired with anem... Read More »
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What is used to measure the speed of wind?

Wind speed is typically measured with a device called an anemometer. The device's first description was given around 1450 by Leon Battista Alberti, but the model generally used today is the cup ane... Read More »
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What is an instrument used to measure wind speed?

An anemometer is an instrument used to measure wind speed. An anemometer is important because "you have to know how fast the wind is blowing before you can harness wind power," according to the Ene... Read More »
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What instrument is used to measure wind speed?

The instrument is called an anemometer. The anemometer measures the wind speed by "counting" the number of times the wind turns a wheel. The wheel may have "cups" on its arms or be vane shaped.Sour... Read More »
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