Wind Measurement in Cold Climate

For measurement campaigns in cold climate regions it is essential to carefully select the measurement instruments. Particularly icing of sensors and the wrong met mast construction can lead to measurement errors and loss of data. Reliable power consumption is crucial to heat the measurement system properly.

Challenges for wind measurement in cold climate

  1. Icing of sensors
  2. Icing of met mast construction
  3. Inconsistent measurement data due to snow and ice
  4. Difficulties in estimating the wind conditions due to more complex calculations
  5. Power supply to reliably heat sensors etc.

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Components of wind measurement in cold climate

Standards and Guidelines