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A hemispherical cup anemometer o the type inventit in 1846 bi John Thomas Romney Robinson

An anemometer or windmeter is a device used for measuring wind speed, an is a common wather station instrument. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos, meaning wind, is used to describe ony airspeed measurement instrument used in meteorology or aerodynamics. The first kent description o an anemometer wis given bi Leon Battista Alberti aropnd 1450.[1]

Anemometers can be dividit intae twa classes: those that measur the wind's speed, an those that measur the wind's pressur; but as thare is a close connection atween the pressur an the speed, an anemometer designed for ane will gie information aboot baith.

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  1. Invention of the Meteorological Instruments, W.E. Knowles Middleton, Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1969