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Nephoscope is instrument for measuring the altitude, direction, and velocity of movement of clouds.


There are several types of nephoscope:

  • the comb nephoscope developed by Besson;
  • the mirror nephoscope developed by Finemann;
  • the grid nephoscope, a variation on the comb modified by the Norwegians.

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The Weather Doctor: Weather Whys (386 words)
Answer: Nephoscopes are used for measuring the speed and direction of cloud motion, so the units of the measurement are those of speed and direction.
There are several types of nephoscope: the comb nephoscope developed by Besson; the mirror nephoscope developed by Finemann; and the grid nephoscope, a variation on the comb modified by the Norwegians.
Among the various other forms of this instrument are the nephodoscope of Fornioni, the marine nephoscope of Finemann, the simple mirror with attachments used by Clayton, the cloud camera of Vettin, and the altazimuths of Mohn and Lettry.
Nephoscope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (58 words)
Nephoscope is instrument for measuring the altitude, direction, and velocity of movement of clouds.
the grid nephoscope, a variation on the comb modified by the Norwegians.
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