While the above instruments indicate wind direction and provide some rough gauge of wind intensity, meteorologists use devices called anemometers to measure wind speed. Compared with the simple contraptions above, professional anemometers are often complex, computer-aided machines that measure and record wind patterns over time.
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Rain Gauges. The Hydreon Optical Rain Gauge family is a reliable and cost-effective choice for precipitation measurements. The sensor package is about the size of a tennis ball and completely sealed from the environment. A built-in mounting arm allows for convenient mounting to weather station masts, buildings, and other infrastructure.
Outdoor Windsock wind direction instrument. This simple windsock is the most basic type of wind direction meter that exists. This airport style wind sock is a large easily visible wind gauge that will make the wind direction very obvious and to anyone looking at it.
A wind sock is a tool used to determine the direction as well as the strength of wind. It looks similar to a giant sock - which is where the name originated. Wind socks are commonly found at airports, especially on the runway to indicate the wind direction and velocity where this information can have a direct impact on pilot decisions.