Anemometer level

From Glossary of Meteorology



anemometer level

  1. The height above the surface at which an anemometer is actually exposed.

  2. The ideal exposure height of an anemometer; usually designed to be above the wakes that form behind individual surface roughness elements such as nearby trees, houses, or ship structures.

  3. The desired or standard exposure height of an anemometer, as specified by national or international agreement.

    This height is usually taken as 10 m.