What is an anemometer and how does it work?
An anemometer (also called air velocity meter) is a precise measurement instrument used to measure wind speed, pressure and velocity. These devices are frequently used by weather forecasters and meteorologists in order to track changes in wind pressure, direction and velocity of storms.
Common uses of handheld anemometers?
Handheld anemometers are useful in a wide variety of wind monitoring applications from recreational use to professional maintenance. Here are some of the most common applications of anemometers:
- Air Filtration Systems - technicians and engineers may require handheld anemometers in order to detect blockages in building air filtration systems.
- Sailing - Anemometers are frequently used for sailing competitions and water sports in order to determine safe weather conditions.
- Forecasting - While complex weather vane systems may be attached to buildings for weather forecasting, handheld anemometers can provide a portable solution to monitoring wind pressure and air velocity for convenience.
- Fishing - Portable anemometers allow fishers to monitor changes in air velocity to ensure optimum conditions for fishing. These devices are often relied upon for both commercial and competitive fishing.
- Wind Farming - Anemometers can be used to evaluate and locate sites that are particularly exposed (such as coastlines and hills) that provide high wind speeds for producing ample amounts of electricity in wind-powered farming.