An electronic weather vane for field science

Burman, J., Talbert, R. and Carlton, K. (2014) An electronic weather vane for field science. Physics Education, 49 (1). p. 83. ISSN 0031-9120.


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This paper details the construction of a weather vane for the measurement of wind direction in field situations. The purpose of its construction was to analyse how wind direction affected the attractiveness of an insect pheromone in a dynamic outdoor environment, where wind could be a significant contributor to odour movement. The apparatus described provides a cheap and easy-to-construct alternative to commercial wind vanes, and was shown to provide accurate and continuous measurement of wind direction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education
T Technology
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > Geographical and Life Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Joseph Burman
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 17:32
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 11:48

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