Applications of Anemometers in Meteorology and Weather Forecasting


Meteorology is the scientific study of the Earth’s atmosphere, its processes, and the interactions between various atmospheric components. It encompasses the understanding of weather patterns, atmospheric phenomena, and climate changes. Meteorologists analyze data related to temperature, humidity, pressure, wind, and other atmospheric variables to gain insights into how the atmosphere behaves. Weather forecasting is a vital application of meteorology that involves predicting the future state of the atmosphere in terms of weather conditions. This prediction is based on the analysis of current and historical atmospheric data, as well as computer models that simulate the behavior of the atmosphere. Weather forecasts provide information about temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed, and other factors that affect daily conditions. These forecasts help individuals, industries, and governments make informed decisions regarding various activities, ranging from planning outdoor events to managing agricultural practices and disaster preparedness. Advanced technology and computer modeling have significantly improved the accuracy and reliability of weather forecasts over the years.

GAO Tek’s anemometers have the following applications in meteorology and weather forecasting:

  • Wind Speed Measurement: GAO’s anemometers, like those used by meteorologists, provide accurate and real-time measurements of wind speed. This data is essential for tracking changes in wind patterns and predicting the movement of weather systems.
  • Wind Direction Analysis: By measuring wind direction, GAO’s anemometers help meteorologists determine the paths that weather systems will follow. This information aids in forecasting how weather conditions will evolve over time.
  • Front and Storm Prediction: GAO’s Anemometers assist in identifying and tracking atmospheric fronts, which are boundaries between air masses with different characteristics. This data aids in predicting the development of storms and understanding their intensity.
  • Microscale Weather Phenomena: GAO’s Anemometers are used to study microscale weather phenomena, such as local wind patterns around buildings, hills, and valleys. This information contributes to accurate predictions for specific regions.
  • Climate Research: Long-term anemometer data helps researchers analyze climate trends and changes. Understanding wind patterns over time contributes to a broader comprehension of climate shifts.
  • Aviation and Transportation: GAO’s Anemometers are crucial for aviation safety, helping pilots anticipate wind conditions during takeoff, landing, and flight. They also aid in predicting crosswinds and turbulence along flight paths.
  • Energy Production: GAO’s Anemometers play a significant role in wind energy production. By assessing wind speeds at potential wind farm sites, developers can determine the feasibility and efficiency of energy generation.
  • Fire Weather Prediction: GAO’s Anemometers provide critical information for assessing fire risk and behavior. Wind speed and direction influence how wildfires spread, helping authorities manage firefighting efforts.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Accurate anemometer data supports disaster preparedness and response by predicting severe weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes, and cyclones, enabling authorities to issue timely warnings.
  • Oceanography and Coastal Studies: GAO’s Anemometers are used in oceanography to study wind-driven ocean currents, which impact coastal erosion, marine life, and other coastal processes.

Depending on specific features and functions, GAO Tek’s anemometers is sometimes referred to as  Wind gauge, Wind speed meter, Wind velocity sensor, Wind flow indicator, Air velocity meter, Wind speed gauge, Wind speed indicator, Wind speed detector, Wind anemoscope, Zephyrometer, Wind vane anemometer, Breeze meter, Wind anemograph, Atmospheric velocity gauge.

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Complying with Meteorology and Weather Forecasting Standards

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our customers comply with the meteorology and weather forecasting standards such as

  • ISO 9060
  • WMO (World Meteorological Organization
  • IEC 61400-12-1 – Wind turbines
  • IEC 60904-4 – Photovoltaic devices
  • ANSI/AMCA 240-07
  • ASTM E337
  • BS ISO 17713-1


Complying with Government Regulations

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our customers comply with the U.S. government regulations such as

  • National Weather Service (NWS)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Department of Energy (DOE) – Wind Energy Development
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Air Quality Monitoring
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our clients comply with the Canadian regulations such as

  • Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC)
  • Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)
  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)
  • National Research Council Canada (NRC)
  • Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)
  • Transport Canada – Marine Weather Information
  • Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
  • Workplace Safety and Health Regulations (Provincial/Federal)

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our clients comply with the Mexican regulations such as

  • National Meteorological Service (SMN)
  • Mexican Official Norms (NOMs)
  • General Law on Climate Change (LGCC)
  • Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT)
  • National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC)
  • Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE)
  • National Civil Protection System
  • National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH)

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our clients comply with the European regulations such as

  • European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
  • European Union (EU) Regulations and Directives
  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • European Environmental Agency (EEA)
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Europe Region
  • European Wind Energy Association (WindEurope)
  • European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
  • National Meteorological Services (Various countries)

Case Studies of Anemometers in Meteorology and Weather Forecasting

Anemometers are sometimes called as Wind gauge, Wind speed meter, Wind velocity sensor, Wind flow indicator, Air velocity meter, Wind speed gauge, Wind speed indicator, Wind speed detector, Wind anemoscope, Zephyrometer, Wind vane anemometer, Breeze meter, Wind anemograph, Atmospheric velocity gauge.

Here are some practical examples of using anemometers in meteorology and weather forecasting:

A case study might analyze anemometer data collected during a winter storm in the Northeast to understand how wind patterns influenced snowfall accumulation and storm intensity. This could lead to improved forecasting and preparedness for future similar events.

Anemometers along the coastline could be used in a case study to track wind speeds and directions during tropical storms or hurricanes. This data could help meteorologists predict storm surges, coastal erosion, and other impacts on the region.

Anemometers placed in urban areas could contribute to a case study examining how localized wind patterns interact with urban structures. This information is crucial for understanding air quality, heat island effects, and how weather systems are modified by the urban environment.

Anemometers installed at various heights could be part of a case study assessing the wind energy potential in the Northeast. This data would help in selecting suitable locations for wind energy projects and optimizing turbine placement.

Anemometer data collected during severe thunderstorms could be studied to understand wind gusts, which play a significant role in causing damage. Such studies aid in creating accurate severe weather warnings.

Anemometers might be used alongside air quality monitoring stations to study the dispersion of pollutants in the air. A case study could investigate how wind patterns influence the transport of pollutants in urban and industrial areas.

Long-term anemometer data could contribute to a case study examining changes in wind patterns over time in the Northeast. This information is essential for understanding potential impacts of climate change on regional weather.

Anemometers placed in mountainous regions could be studied to analyze how terrain influences wind patterns. This data helps in predicting mountain-induced weather phenomena, such as downslope winds and localized weather changes.

GAO RFID Inc. RFID Hardware a sister company of GAO Tek Inc., is ranked as a top 10 RFID suppliers in the world. Its RFID, BLE, and IoT products have also been widely used in meteorology and weather forecasting

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Use of Anemometers with Leading Software and Cloud Services in Meteorology and Weather Forecasting

GAO Tek has used or has facilitated its customers to use GAO’s anemometers with some of the leading software and cloud services in their applications. Examples of such leading software and cloud services include

  • WeatherLink
  • Windographer
  • Virtual Weather Station
  • MeteoStar Weather Toolkit
  • Davis Instruments WeatherLinkIP
  • The Weather Company’s Max Ecosystem
  • Campbell Scientific LoggerNet
  • Anemoment’s WindSonic Data Logger Software
  • Vaisala WINDSET Software
  • SkyServe WindSonic Software
  • R (Statistical Computing)
  • Python (with libraries like NumPy, SciPy, and pandas)
  • NCL (NCAR Command Language)
  • WindSim
  • OpenFOAM (for computational fluid dynamics)
  • WAsP (Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program)
  • HOMER Pro (for wind energy analysis)
  • Windographer
  • Polaris (by Vortex FDC)

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Meeting Customers’ Demands

Large Choice of Products

In order to satisfy the diversified needs of their corporate customers, GAO Tek Inc. and its sister company GAO RFID Inc. together offer a wide choice of testing and measurement devices, network products, RFID, BLE, IoT, and drones.

Fast Delivery

To shorten the delivery to our customers, GAO has maintained a large stock of its products and is able to ship overnight within the continental U.S. and Canada, and fast delivery to Mexico and Europe from the nearest warehouse.

Local to Our Customers

We are located in both the U.S. and Canada. We travel to customers’ premises if necessary. Hence, we provide very strong local support to our customers in North America, particularly the U.S., Canada Mexico, and Europe. Furthermore, we have built partnerships with some integrators, consulting firms, and other service providers in different cities to further strengthen our services.

Here are some of the service providers in meteorology and weather forecasting we have worked with to serve our joint customers:

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Infosys
  • Wipro
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • IBM Global Services
  • Capgemini
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • DXC Technology
  • KPMG
  • EY (Ernst & Young)
  • CGI
  • Slalom
  • NTT Data
  • RSM US
  • IBM Canada
  • Accenture Canada
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Canada
  • Wipro Canada
  • DXC Technology Canada
  • CGI Federal
  • PwC Canada
  • Capgemini Canada
  • Softtek
  • Capgemini Mexico
  • KIO Networks
  • Atos
  • Capgemini

GAO Has Many Customers in Meteorology and Weather Forecasting

The products from both GAO Tek Inc. and GAO RFID Inc. have been widely used in meteorology and weather forecasting by many customers, including some leading companies. Here is more information on applications of GAO RFID Inc.’s products in meteorology and weather forecasting

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Here are some of GAO’s customers in meteorology and weather forecasting:

  • The Weather Company (IBM)
  • AccuWeather
  • Earth Networks
  • Baron Services
  • WeatherBell Analytics
  • DTN
  • Mesonet Services
  • Weather Command
  • Planalytics
  • WeatherWorks
  • ImpactWeather
  • WeatherFlow
  • WSI Corporation
  • Weather Decision Technologies (WDT)
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • The Weather Network
  • MétéoMédia

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