Latest Anemometer Stories

2009-07-22 06:00:00

MANASSAS, VA, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Catch the Wind Ltd. (TSX-V: CTW.S) announced today delivery of a Vindicator(R) laser wind sensor (LWS) unit for commercial use to AXYS Technologies, a provider of environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems for marine and terrestrial applications. As previously reported, AXYS will install the Vindicator(R) LWS on one of its data collection buoys to determine the viability of wind energy production in off-shore environments...

2008-09-28 03:00:22

By Engelmann, Ronny Wandinger, Ulla; Ansmann, Albert; Muller, Detlef; Zeromskis, Egidijus; Althausen, Dietrich; Wehner, Birgit ABSTRACT The vertical aerosol transport in the planetary boundary layer (PBL) is investigated with lidars. Profiles of the vertical wind velocity are measured with a 2-[mu]m Doppler wind lidar. Aerosol parameters are derived from observations with an aerosol Raman lidar. Both instruments were operated next to each other at the Institute for Tropospheric Research...

2008-09-12 15:00:26

By Ann Bryant SALEM TOWNSHIP - Cheers rose when a light wind moved the blades of a newly installed wind turbine Thursday at Mt. Abram High School. The "greening of Mt. Abram," as Principal Jeanne Tucker called it, took another step forward as the residential turbine was pulled into place on one side of the school. A maintenance crew on the other side of the building worked on a pellet hopper and a building to house a new pellet boiler to heat the school. The 50-foot turbine, which is...

2008-09-10 18:00:28

Green Star Alternative Energy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GSAE) announces the acquisition of a wind measurement system from NRG Systems. This wind sensor will assist Green Star in further evaluating targeted wind farm locations within the Republic of Serbia and Europe. The Company's development plan includes 300 MW of installed power capacity - producing renewable, eco-friendly electricity from wind energy. The initial region of examination will include the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, in...

2008-07-30 12:01:10

By Nick Gevock, The Montana Standard, Butte Jul. 30--VIRGINIA CITY -- The effort to turn the Norris Hill area of Madison County into a wind energy hotspot took a major step forward Tuesday as county commissioners unanimously approved two projects slated for construction there. Commissioners gave the green light for Madison Valley Renewable Energy, LLC to put up eight additional test towers on Norris Hill. The company already has eight towers with anemometers to check wind speeds. It...

2008-07-01 10:44:31

Doppler lidar more accurately shows which way the wind blows A team of researchers at the Ocean University of China has developed and tested a mobile lidar (light detection and ranging) station that can accurately measure wind speed and direction over large areas in real time -- an application useful for aviation safety, weather forecasting and sports. As described in the July 1 issue of the journal Optics Letters, published by the Optical Society, the mobile lidar station can measure wind...

2005-04-03 12:25:00

NASA -- Weather has had an influence on humans throughout time. But predicting weather thousands of years ago was based more on myths and folklore than actual atmospheric conditions. Forecasts are accurate enough that we have no excuse for leaving our umbrellas at home or not taking cover when a storm front is predicted. Thanks to the collaborative effort between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we have up-to-the-minute information on weather around the...

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