anemoscope


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anemoscope

[ə′nēm·ə‚skōp]
(engineering)
An instrument for indicating the direction of the wind.

anemoscope

anemoscope
Anemoscope vane.
anemoscope
Anemoscope dial.
An instrument for checking the existence and the direction of slow air currents.
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Pope Gregory's commitment to calendrical reform is often attributed to the Tower of the Winds, an upper-story chamber in the Vatican Palace, and to Danti, who designed the allegorical murals of the four winds on the room's four walls, installed its anemoscope (a mechanical indicator of wind direction), and turned the salon into an observatory with a floor meridian for calendrical observations of the Sun.
Each station was equipped with a barometer, thermometer, hygrometer, anemometer, anemoscope (wind vane) and pluviometer (rain gauge).