The measurement of wind speed is one of the most important factors in weather prediction. Wind is the movement of air caused by uneven heating of the earth’s surface. It occurs in light breezes that are locally generated due to heating of an immediate landmass, to winds on a grand scale spanning continents caused by solar heating. Besides being used as part of a weather monitoring station there are many other situations where measurement and knowledge of the wind condition helps in decision-making such as pollution control, safety of tall structures, control of wind turbines, studies on the effects of wind on crops, manoeuvring of ships and aircraft landing systems. Wind speed is measured with an anemometer; the word anemometer comes from the Greek
anemos meaning wind, plus meter "anemo meter"
Gill Instruments provide a complete range of ultrasonic anemometers to measure wind speed and direction. By viewing our
product finder table, selection of the right wind speed measurement product is made easy. Alternatively contact our specialist wind speed measurement
sales and support.
Gill Instruments has specialised in the manufacture of ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors (anemometers) for wind speed measurement for more than twenty years.
We are IS0 9001-2008 registered, with customers worldwide, including - UK Met Office - USA Navy - NOAA We also supply many prestigious research institutes such as RISO and the National Oceanographic Centre.
Our sonic anemometers are calibrated and traceable to national standards with formal and informal comparisons made with many other international meteorological institutes in Japan, USA, Australia, Germany and France.