pressure-plate anemometer

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An anemometer that determines wind speed from the force exerted by the wind on a solid plate. The basic principle is ancient, a swinging-plate anemometer having been described by Leonardo da Vinci. A later form maintained the plate perpendicular to the wind. See drag-force anemometer.

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