Heat-resistant anemometers for fire research
Document Type: Book
Author(s): J. R. Murray; C. M. Countryman
Publication Year: 1968

Cataloging Information

  • air-flow measurement
  • aluminum
  • anemometers
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fire weather data
  • temperature
  • wildfires
  • wind
  • wind velocity
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Record Last Modified: August 6, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 46402
Tall Timbers Record Number: 22130
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.79:PSW-181/1968
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Heat-resistant anemometers have been developed for measuring horizontal and vertical air flow in fire behavior studies. The anemometers will continue to produce data as long as the anemometer body is less than 650ºF. They can survive brief immersion in flame without major damage. These air-flow sensors have aluminum bodies and rotor hubs and stainless steel cups or vanes supported by stainless steel tubing. The anemometers are suitable for use in normal situations as well as in high temperatures.

Murray, J. R., and C. M. Countryman. 1968. Heat-resistant anemometers for fire research. Research Notes PSW-181. Berkeley, CA, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station.