Why Measure Wind Speed and Direction?
Wind speed and direction data are needed in countless situations and activities within, for example, meteorology, aviation, industry, research and construction. Find below some examples of most common wind applications: – In meteorology, wind data is needed to support weather forecasts and to predict long-term changes in global climate. – In aviation, wind data is essential in order to determine the safety of landing and takeoff conditions. – In transport safety, wind data has important role as well. Road and railway weather stations measure wind speed and direction for road and railway tunnel safety. Another example is bridge safety. – Wind speed and direction data is of great importance to ships and harbours. In ships wind data is used for navigation and safety. Harbours measure wind for safety and insurance purposes. Occasional local weather forecasts are also required from harbours. – In power industry wind measurement is essential. In wind energy production, wind speed and directi