To obtain representative ambient measurements, it is important to find a suitable location for the mast. Usually, this is a steady and dry place that represents the general area of interest. For further information, see local recommendations and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recommendations.
|Always make a detailed siting plan according to local requirements. Vaisala recommends that you always consult a local civil engineer for this purpose.|
Allow sufficient clearance for the wind sensors. Do not locate the mast next to a building or any other object that may affect the airflow. The following figures provide general guidelines for the mast location.
The position of the wind mast should be representative of the touchdown zone and take‑off area. Consider the surrounding obstacles and soil surface because they may affect wind measurements. By using frangible masts, such as DKE110F, wind sensors can be installed closer to the runway.