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Direction-sensitive wind measurement

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:10 am
by TonyMS
I want to measure wind velocity, ie speed and direction. To do this I plan to mount 4 sensors in 4 tubes pointing N, E, S and W. The tubes need to be as small as possible. So I need to know how little of the sensor has to be in the tube. What are the functions of the 3 components mounted on the "prongs"? I assume that temperature measurement components can be out of the main air flow.

Re: Direction-sensitive wind measurement

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:16 pm
by paul
I assume that temperature measurement components can be out of the main air flow.
Correct, as long as they are in ambient air somewhere.

Paul

Re: Direction-sensitive wind measurement

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:36 am
by TonyMS
Thanks. But is the only bit that measures air flow the loop on the longer stalk?

Re: Direction-sensitive wind measurement

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:25 am
by paul
Thanks. But is the only bit that measures air flow the loop on the longer stalk?
Correct, the other bits are about ambient temperature correction.

Paul