ERIC Number: EJ1037245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
An Electronic Weather Vane for Field Science
Burman, J.; Talbert, R.; Carlton, K.
Physics Education, v49 n1 p83-87 Jan 2014
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.
Descriptors: Weather, Measurement Equipment, Entomology, Science Instruction, Olfactory Perception, Measurement Techniques, Physics, Laboratory Equipment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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