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ANEMOMETRE PLAQUE [2 records]

Record 1 2005-07-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Weather Stations and Meteorological Instruments and Equipment
DEF

Instrument with a light plate which is suspended on a horizontal axis and whose angle of inclination to the vertical is a function of wind speed.

CONT

... the pressure plate or normal plate anemometer. This is the oldest anemometer known, having been developed by Robert Hooke in 1667. ... The main application of this type of anemometer has been in gust studies because of its very short response time. Gusts of duration 0.01 s can be examined with this anemometer.

OBS

Anemometers may be divided into two classes, (1) those that measure the velocity, (2) those that measure the pressure of the wind, but ... a suitable anemometer of either class will give information about both these quantities. ... Anemometers which measure the pressure may be divided into the plate and tube classes, but the former term must be taken as including a good many miscellaneous forms.

OBS

[Examples of pressure-plate anemometers:] bridled-cup anemometer, normal-plate anemometer, pendulum anemometer.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Stations, instruments et équipements météorologiques
DEF

Instrument muni d'une plaque légère suspendue à un axe horizontal et dont l'inclinaison par rapport à la verticale est fonction de la vitesse du vent.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Estaciones, instrumentos y equipos meteorológicos
DEF

Instrumento en que el viento actúa sobre una placa suspendida en un eje horizontal cuya inclinación, con respecto a la vertical, es función de la velocidad del viento.

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Record 2 2005-07-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Weather Stations and Meteorological Instruments and Equipment
DEF

A type of pressure-plate anemometer in which the plate, restrained by a stiff spring, is held perpendicular to the wind.

CONT

Santorio Santorre [1625] describes the earliest normal-plate anemometer. A surface is held normal to the wind. His anemometer consists of a flat plate rising from the end of a steel yard. Being a medical man, Santorio was interested in anemometry to study how strong winds seemed to be good for some people and bad for others.

OBS

The wind-activated motion of the plate is measured electrically. The natural frequency of this system can be made high enough so that resonance magnification does no occur.

Key term(s)
  • normal plate anemometer

French

Domaine(s)
  • Stations, instruments et équipements météorologiques
OBS

Santorio (1561-1636), professeur de médecine théorique à Padoue (Italie) est le premier à introduire et systématiser en physiologie et en médecine la mesure de paramètres divers et vitaux à partir d'instruments : thermomètre, balance, hygromètre, anémomètre... conçus par lui.

Spanish

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