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Wind instrument mountings for above-the-cab lookout exposureAuthor(s): Owen P. Cramer; Ralph H. Moltzau
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-175. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 9
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe lookout tower offers a ready-made platform from which the speed of true unobstructed wind can be measured, then reduced to equivalent of 20-foot wind. Tower-mounted instruments must meet the requirements of a lightning conductor system, but should also be easily installed and removed for storage and maintenance. Lightweight aluminum mountings for catwalk or flat-roofed installations are described.
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CitationCramer, Owen P.; Moltzau, Ralph H. 1968. Wind instrument mountings for above-the-cab lookout exposure. Res. Note PSW-RN-175. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 9 p
Keywordswind velocity measurement, lightning protection, wind speed conversion, wind gages, anemometers, wind instrument exposure
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