Thursday, September 10, 2009

How To Assemble And Employ A Weather Anemometer

By Ryan Hale

An anemometer is a mechanism that shows the rate of the wind's speed. The mechanism you can build is a kind of wind speed marker. This kind of maker will be able to show you an approximate of the wind's speed. The power in the wind can be used to produce electricity. But you should figure out how fast the wind is blowing before you can utilize the wind energy. This guide will tell you how to build and utilize a weather anemometer.

To construct a weather anemometer, you're going to need a number of things. These are 2 same-sized sections of cardboard, 3 plastic white cups, 1 plastic black or red cup, clay, scissors, ruler, watch, pain, stapler and an unsharpened pencil with eraser. Go through the following instructions to construct your very own anemometer.

Assemble your 2 cardboard sections into the shape of an X and staple them at the center. Arrange your cups so that they are all facing the same course. Connect on to each of the 4 edges of the X you constructed out of your cardboard sections and staple them. Ascertain that all of the cups are facing the same direction. You can let the colored cup face anywhere.

Place your pencil eraser side up to the center of the X. Drive a pin through the top of the X in to the pencil's eraser. Make a stand for the anemometer using clay. You might want to use an adequate amount of it to go around the pencil and secure the anemometer in place. Propel the cups to test them out and fine-tune if needed.

Now let's learn how to use an anemometer. First, you need to understand that an anemometer basically works by having the wind spin around the plastic cups you've just assembled. Position your anemometer at least 4 feet from the ground. It is also important that you position your anemometer away from things that can obstruct wind, such as trees and buildings. This will help you obtain a more precise reading.

Pay attention to the target cup as it rotates. This target cup is the highlighted or painted cup you made beforehand. Employing a stopwatch, determine the quantity of times the target cup has spin in a minute. Write down your findings and then repeat a couple times, making certain that you are presenting the number of times the target cup has spun.

Obtain the 3 readings and split into three. The ensuing number represents the average rounds per minute. While the actual wind speed of an anemometer relies on its size, on the whole every 10 rounds per minute is equal to one mile per hour.

Compare a number of days against each other. The days that the cup made the most rounds were the days that were the windiest. The days where the cup made the least rounds were the days that barely had any wind speed. As you can see, constructing and using your very own weather anemometer is not difficult!

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