0 Tools of the trade - Anemometer

A thermo anemometer is a device for measuring wind speed and temperature and is an important tool for turfcare professionals. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos, meaning wind.

Anemometers can be divided into two classes: those that measure the velocity of the wind, and those that measure the pressure of the wind; but as there is a close connection between the pressure and the velocity, a suitable anemometer of either class will give information about both these quantities.Anemometer.jpg

Digitised technology has allowed the development of portable hand held anemometers that are affordable and accessible to the masses.

These portable devices are very useful for recording and monitoring wind speeds out on your site. Some models record both wind speed and air temperatures.

Having this information to hand can be very useful when making decisions about what work to undertake in respect of watering, spraying and seeding.

Wind speeds will change depending on the geographical aspect of the site. Surface temperatures will differ from one green/pitch to another.

Being able to accurately measure wind and temperatures at specific locations will allow you to tailor works programmes, particularly when spraying liquid chemicals and fertilisers.

This mini hand held thermo anemometer is a great device for anyone outdoors. Windspeed in mph, Km/h, m/s or knots, and temperature reading.

• Windspeed in mph, Km/h, m/s or knots.
• Graphic beaufort scale
• Temperature and wind chill
• LCD back light
• Auto power off
• Neck Lanyard
• Water resistant

Wind speed measuring range: 0.2 m/s to 30 m/s
Wind speed accuracy: +/-5% or +/- least significant digit
Recommended operating temperatures: -29.9 to 59OC with 0.1OC resolution.

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