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Title: Wind instrument mountings for above-the-cab lookout exposure

Author: Cramer, Owen P.; Moltzau, Ralph H.

Date: 1968

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-175. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 9

Station ID: RN-PSW-175

Description: The lookout tower offers a ready-made platform from which the speed of true unobstructed wind can be measured, then reduced to equivalent of 20-foot wind. Tower-mounted instruments must meet the requirements of a lightning conductor system, but should also be easily installed and removed for storage and maintenance. Lightweight aluminum mountings for catwalk or flat-roofed installations are described.

Keywords: wind velocity measurement, lightning protection, wind speed conversion, wind gages, anemometers, wind instrument exposure

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Cramer, Owen P.; Moltzau, Ralph H.  1968.  Wind instrument mountings for above-the-cab lookout exposure.   Res. Note PSW-RN-175. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 9 .

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