In a scenario that requires information on the speed and direction of the wind, this device is vital.
Whether monitoring the safety of tall structures, controlling wind turbines, manoeuvring ships, or studying the effects of wind, there are significant benefits to using this tool.
That’s why they’re used at almost every weather station – from the Arctic through to hot equatorial regions. That’s because wind speed helps indicate a change in weather patterns, for example, an approaching storm, which is important for pilots, engineers, and climatologists.
This means they’re extremely important for meteorologists, who study weather patterns, as well as physicists, who study the way air moves.
Large wind turbines even have built-in anemometers to measure the wind speed, which can activate the brakes to stop them rotating if the wind blows too fast.
- Sailors or windsurfers wanting to measure wind speed or wind direction
- People paragliding or flying drones and remote-controlled planes can check to see if weather conditions are safe
- Scientists who monitor environmental conditions
- For HVAC installation and repair, as a scientific way to measure airflow in an air conditioning, heating or ventilation unit
- Monitoring cranes in construction work, as unsuitable weather conditions can pose a risk to staff and equipment
- Weather always needs to be considered for outdoor events, especially if there are temporary structures, so they ensure safety by monitoring weather conditions
- As weather forecasts don’t provide live data, these devices are useful for monitor airfields and airports to reduce risk to planes flying at low altitude during take-off and landing