pendulum anemometer

pendulum anemometer

[′pen·jə·ləm ‚an·ə′mäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A pressure-plate anemometer consisting of a plate which is free to swing about a horizontal axis in its own plane above its center of gravity; the angular deflection of the plate is a function of the wind speed; this instrument is not used for station measurements because of the false reading which results when the frequency of the wind gusts and the natural frequency of the swinging plate coincide.