Wind-Measuring Data Buoy

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Wind-Measuring Data Buoy

 

a type of robot hydro-meteorological station designed to measure wind velocity and direction automatically and transmit the data by radio; it is primarily used in open areas of navigable, relatively shallow bodies of water, for example, reservoirs. The wind-measuring data buoy is attached to an anchor and contains sensors for wind velocity and direction, a direction reference system, programming, measuring, and coding systems, a power supply (a storage battery), and a radio transmitter. The wind-measuring data buoy operates independently for several months according to a predetermined program and can transmit data up to 100 km.

REFERENCE

Spravochnik po gidrometeorologicheskim priboram i ustanovkam. Leningrad, 1971.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.