wind speed instrument News

  • First global wind speed data from UK TechDemoSat-1 open new prospects for weather monitoring and forecasting

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite. This demonstrates the potential of this technique to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and ...

  • Gill Instruments launches WindSonic M – a robust ultrasonic wind sensor with hard-anodized aluminium alloy construction

    WindSonic M uses ultrasonic technology to detect wind speed and direction, with a robust aluminium housing and an optional heating system that extends operation in winter conditions. Gill Instruments Ltd, a world leader in ultrasonic anemometers, wind sensors and compact weather stations, has launched WindSonic M – a compact ultrasonic wind sensor with robust aluminium housing and optional ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • Introduction to Dyacon Wind Sensors

    Wind sensors are critical pieces of weather instrumentation for the professional and amateur meteorologist. Dyacon WSD ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • Gill Instruments exhibit at Oceanology International 2010

    Gill Instruments recently exhibited at Oceanology International 2010 marine science & technology exhibition at the Excel in London’s Docklands. Featured products on display were the New MetPak II Combined Weather Station as well as the WindSonic Wind Sensor, Extreme Weather WindObserver and WindMaster Pro Ultrasonic Anemometers. The MetPak II is a compact and lightweight multi-sensor instrument ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • BOUNDARY Guardian strengthens Mabey Hire Instrumentation’s offering

    Casella’s BOUNDARY Guardian is now available for hire to the UK construction industry via an exclusive partnership with Mabey Hire’s Instrumentation division. This innovative web-based remote system is the first simultaneous multi-parameter dust, noise, wind speed and direction monitor from a single manufacturer in the UK. Designed for a wide range of applications, the BOUNDARY ...


    By Casella

  • New energy in search for future wind

    Scientists are taking the first steps to improve estimates of long-term wind speed changes for the fast-growing wind energy sector, intended to reduce the risks for generators in a changing climate. Some recent international studies have shown a decrease in wind speeds in several parts of the globe, including across Australia. However, more recent results by CSIRO show that Australia's ...

  • Wind drives oxygen transport in Arctic waste rock

    The growth of the diamond mining industry in Canada’s Northwest Territories has led to significant economic benefit to the region with three operating mines producing approximately 13% of the world’s diamonds in 2008, according to the Mining Association of Canada. However, the long-term benefit to northern communities will depend on careful environmental management of mining activities. The ...

  • NASA To Launch Ocean Wind Monitor To Space Station

    In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA's QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean-surface wind speed and direction. The ISS-RapidScat instrument will help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring, and understanding of how ocean-atmosphere interactions influence ...

  • National Instruments and Prolucid Put Green Energy on the Canadian Grid

    National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) has partnered with Prolucid LocalGrid Technologies Inc. (LocalGrid™) to build the next-generation energy management system for Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Funded by nearly $2.5 million in ...


    By National Instruments

  • ASTM D5741 - 96(2011) standard practice for characterizing surface wind using a wind vane and rotating anemometer

    This practice will characterize the distribution of wind with a maximum of utility and a minimum of archive space. Applications of wind data to the fields of air quality, wind engineering, wind energy, agriculture, oceanography, forecasting, aviation, climatology, severe storms, turbulence and diffusion, military, and electrical utilities are satisfied with this practice. When this practice is ...


    By ASTM International

  • GL Garrad Hassan Commissioned for “FINO Wind” Research Project

    DWD (German Weather Service) has commissioned GL Garrad Hassan to be responsible for an extensive sub-project within the scope of the “FINO Wind” research project. This involves taking an inventory of the metadata, utilisation and collection of LiDAR wind measurement data for the correction of mast effects, as well as the uncertainty estimation and assessment of the measuring set-up ...


  • ASTM D5527 - 00(2011) standard practices for measuring surface wind and temperature by Acoustic Means

    Sonic anemometer/thermometers are used to measure turbulent components of the atmosphere except for confined areas and very close to the ground. These practices apply to the use of these instruments for field measurement of the wind, sonic temperature, and atmospheric turbulence components. The quasi-instantaneous velocity component measurements are averaged over user-selected sampling times ...


    By ASTM International

  • RainWise Exclusive North American Distributor for LCJ Capteurs Land-based Ultrasonic Wind Sensors

    RainWise Inc. announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with LCJ Capteurs to serve and support North America, effective March 1, 2015.  RainWise, known for the manufacture of precision weather instruments, is pleased to add the top quality LCJ products to their offerings.  Providers of premium weather equipment for over 40 years, RainWise now has exclusive rights for ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • FAA Awarded Vaisala a Significant Ceilometer and Visibility Sensor Contract

    Vaisala to supply ceilometers and visibility instruments to U.S. airports. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Vaisala a EUR 4.4 million contract to supply ceilometers and visibility instruments for the Federal Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) program. The contract includes several hundred instruments and an extended warranty of five years. Deliveries started in ...


  • OTT launches new Smart Weather Sensors

    Specialist hydrometeorological instrumentation company OTT Hydrometry has a long history in the development of leading edge sensor technology and the latest additions to the company's family of weather monitoring instruments exemplify the company's focus on high levels of performance combined with both simplicity of use and minimal maintenance. The newest version of the Pluvio2 offers the most ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Spring launch for new MetPak II Combined Weather Station

    April 2010 will see the launch of Gill Instruments’ next generation Combined Weather Station, the MetPak II. Based on the popular MetPak, it has new, improved features including RS232, 422, 485 digital outputs plus additional weather monitoring features such as Barometric pressure and Dew point measurement. The MetPak II is a compact and lightweight multi-sensor instrument that measures a ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • Delta Ohm 2 axes meteorologic anemometer HD52.3 ( with temperature, humidity, pressure, solar radiation)

    The instruments of the series HD52.3D… are 2 axes ultrasonic static anemometers for measuring: • Wind speed and direction, U-V Cartesian components of wind speed, • Relative Humidity and Temperature (option, code “17”), • Diffuse Solar Radiation (option, code “P”), • Barometric pressure (option, code “4”).All models are ...


    By Delta OHM S.r.L.

  • Space technology optimises windmill efficiency

    A French start-up company from ESA’s Business Incubation Centre in the Netherlands has developed a small instrument to measure wind speed and direction from the ground up to heights of 200 metres – information that is vital when deciding where to build a wind turbine to produce electricity. The French company Leosphere developed their system Windcube using ‘lidar’ (light detection and ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • LCJ Capteurs Innovation for Meteorological Technology World Expo

    LCJ Capteurs is showing a range of Ultrasonic Anemometers / Wind Vanes on their stand at Meteorological Technology World Expo 2015: The CV7-V with RS422/ RS232 interface, the CV7-V-USB powered through a USB port, the new SONIC-SDI, already announced at the 2014 show and now available, and, as Worldwide Première launch, a specific ...


    By LCJ Capteurs

  • Larson Davis enhances environmental noise monitoring systems

    Larson Davis has added the SEN032 wind sensor to its product line, providing the industry's first low-cost alternative for customers who want a wind-only option for environmental noise monitoring systems. The SEN032 incorporates the Vaisala WMT52 ultrasonic wind sensor (with support) into the NoiseTutor and Model 831 based noise monitoring systems. The SEN032 can be used in a variety of ...

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