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Met Office - Munro anemometer

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The Munro anemometer is an intrument used on the Met Office network to measure wind speed and direction.

Abbreviation: meto_munro
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instrumentType:      Met Sensor
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The Munro cup anemometer and vane have been the basic instrumental method for measuring wind in the UK for many years. Traditionally it has been connected to an anemograph and/or dial, but with the advent of automatic systems it has been attached various processing devices, e.g. the DALE logger. The cup has a large inertia and therefore has a relatively slow response time, but of more concern is the high start-up speed, which in the case of the Mk4 is about 6 knots. In 1998 a project began for the replacement of Munros by a lightweight anemometer with better response characteristics.

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