Where was the anemometer invented?

Answer The first anemometer, or mechanical wind vane, was invented in Italy by artist and architect Leon Battista Alberti in 1450. Alberti described the invention in his book "On the Pleasures of Mathema... Read More »

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Who invented the hot wire anemometer?

Dr. Arthur Edwin Kennelly (1861-1939) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invented the hot-wire anemometer, which measures wind speed. In 1917 the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia awarde... Read More »

Who invented the anemometer to measure wind speed?

The Italian architect Leon Battista Alberti invented the first anemometer in 1450. Later, the English physicist Robert Hooke invented an improved anemometer. In 1846, the Irish physicist John T.R... Read More »

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 »