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Over the past year, the research team at the CORUS Centre installed a new multi-measurement tower that will be used to test wind measurement instruments in a cold climate conditions.
Located at an altitude of 910 metres on Mont Aiguille in Murdochville, this tower will notably analyse equipments designed by NRG Systems, from the United States, and Vaisala, from Finland. Designed by the researchers at the CORUS Centre and built by AAT Solutions, the 15-metre multi-measurement tower is equipped with six main support arms, each of which can hold two additional instruments' supports. In all, 16 wind measurement instruments such as anemometers, wind vanes, precipitation and barometric pressure sensors will be tested as early as this winter, among which two anemometers from NRG Systems and a complete weather station from Vaisala.
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