What is the instrument used to measure the direction of wind?
Wind vanes and wind socks.
There really isn't something to measure the amount of wind, I believe that you are referring to wind speed and direction. The instruments that are used to measure wind speed is the anemometer. Also, for wind direction, we would use a wind vane. You can feel the direction of wind.... I guess humans are like one giant wind vane!
When we are measuring wind there are 2 things that are measured. Those 2 things would be the wind direction and the wind speed. Wind direction we measure with a instrument we call a wind vane, when we measure the wind we can say 1 of 2 things (depending on your style, both ways are correct). The first way is to measure the direction the wind is coming out of. For example, when we say…
An anemometer is used to measure velocity and is the spinning part on a weather station. A weather vane is an instrument for showing the direction of the wind. They are typically used as an architectural ornament on the highest point of a building. On a sailboat, the vane at the top of the mast is called a windex.
An anemometer is a device for measuring wind speed, and is a common weather station instrument. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos, meaning wind. The first known description of an anemometer was given by Leon Battista Alberti around 1450. Wind direction is measured with wind (or weather) vanes or wind socks.
There is no list provided which makes it hard to match each instrument with the weather variable it measures. However, a rain gauge measure rain, a thermometer is used to measure temperature, a barometer measures air pressure, anemometer measures the speed of the wind and the wind vane measures the direction of the wind.