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Record 1 2010-05-14


Subject field(s)
  • Weather Stations and Meteorological Instruments and Equipment
  • Scientific Measurements and Analyses

Wind speed within the canopy was measured using thermo-electric anemometers ...


The principle of thermoelectric anemometers is based on the flow-induced cooling of a heated sensor region. The resulting temperature differences are transduced into electrical voltages using the Seebeck effect.


A thermoelectric anemometer which is especially useful for measuring very low velocities of air flow, (0.01 m/s). In addition to air speed and temperature, it is also capable of measuring humidity (when used with HygroAir probe 950272).


  • Stations, instruments et équipements météorologiques
  • Mesures et analyse (Sciences)

Les anémomètres thermiques utilisant la modification des échanges thermiques d'un corps chauffé par l'air en mouvement : anémomètre à fil chaud, anémomètre thermoélectrique. [...] Anémomètre thermoélectrique. Ces anémomètres comportent un fil ou une sphère (préférable car non directionnelle) chauffés à puissance constante et un thermocouple qui mesure l'écart de température entre le corps chauffé et un corps identique placé dans l'air; très sensible aux faibles vitesses du vent, ils ont comme inconvénient leur inertie et leur manque de précision.


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