Re: Ice on the Anemometor
- Hi Rick and Jerry.
From what I can ascertain, switching from a turbine-style anemometer
to a cup-style one won't bring any relief at all on the icing matter
since both are built on the same specifications without any further
development, which unfortunately mean both freeze up just as easy.
I haven't had the time to do any further research, but I have a
distinct feeling that the cup-style anemometer may freeze up easier,
because no protective casing exists on the cup-style anemometer. This
is especially true here in Finland, where freezing rain is not uncommon.
The real (and only) benefit is found on the sensitivity of the wind
speed sensor of the anemometer.
Finland Weather Exchange (FinWX)
IUUSIMAA2 / CW4473
--- In email@example.com, "Rick" <cfr301@...> wrote:
> If its a Turbine Type, the only thing I can suggest is switch to a cup
> style anemometer, I don't know what kind of station you have but those
> of us with the Lacrosse series stations have a pretty cheap switch to
> a cup type.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jerry" <sail_junkie@>
> > Any ideas on keeping ice/ snow buildup off my anemometer? Mine is on a
> > mast 10 ft above the roof line.
> > Thanks!
> > Jerry
- I thought about that and it still could be but... the side it is on is for the water heater/ heating system and they don't run very often (use a wood stove mostly.) The vane is on the opposite side from the wood stove vent at least 3' (and 5' above.) I really don't have any other location so I may just have to live with it.