Measuring Wind Using Anemometers & Wind Vanes

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What does a cup anemometer measure?

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1. What is a wind vane?

2. How do hot wire anemometers work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anemometers are measurement tools that are used in a variety of ways. These questions will challenge you to identify the purposes and functions of the different types of anemometers and wind vanes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Understand what cup anemometers measure
  • Define wind vane
  • Evaluate what's true and untrue about sonic anemometers
  • Determine how hot wire anemometers work
  • Identify an example of a pressure style anemometer

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice applying the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between true and false statements regarding sonic anemometers
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about anemometers to understand the purposes of each type
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define what a wind vane is

Additional Learning

Watch the related lesson, Measuring Wind Using Anemometers & Wind Vanes, to learn more about these tools. The lesson will teach you to:

  • Understand the history of wind measurement
  • Analyze the Greek derivation of the word anemometer
  • Identify what pitot tubes are commonly used for
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