Re: Ice accumulation on wind sensors
- That's actually exactly what I was thinking - picking up a Frisbee
and finding a way to mount it above in a sturdy enough manner that it
wouldn't inhibit the wind sensor in any way, yet be light enough so
that it wouldn't produce a lot of drag in windy conditions on the
mast its mounted on. I'll see what other suggestions people have...
Thanks a lot!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "wuhu_software"
> I have considered making some type of umbrella to protect the wind
> sensor as well. Right now, I do not have a mounting that would be
> sturdy enough to hold one.
> Whatever you decide to make, make sure that it is not going to
> lose in high winds and damage your sensor. By keeping the profilelow
> (something like the shape of a frisbee), that might help.own
> Let us know what you come up with.
> Please post pictures in the Photos section of the group. Make your
> photo folder there.about a
> --- In email@example.com, "gary2cubs" <gocubs1@>
> > Hi! Maybe this is a dumb question, but I've had my station up
> > week and a half now, and we are supposed to get more icingconditions
> > tomorrow. My wind sensor has the little turbine fan (not cups)which
> > seems to ice up in sleet or freezing rain. I know, what doesn'tprotective
> > up under those conditions! I had thought of some sort of a
> > covering overtop of the wind sensor to block the weather so it
> > wouldn't freeze up. Is that a good idea? Any ideas on lightweight
> > materials, etc? Photos of yours perhaps?
> > Thanks,
> > Gary