A Japanese university has created a device that can measure atmospheric pressures from the earth’s surface.
It has been used to track changes in wind speed in Tokyo, as well as to calculate wind speed variations.
The instrument, dubbed the Celesta Instrument, is a joint effort between the University of Tokyo and the National Institute of Atmospheric Research (NIAR).
NIAA director Dr Hiroko Fujimura told the Associated Press news agency that it was developed by combining existing technology and new methods.
“We are aiming to use the Celeste instrument to track atmospheric pressure changes from the surface to help monitor changes in weather conditions, such as the wind speed,” she said.
Wind speed is an important indicator of weather and climate change, and it is a factor in many aspects of daily life.
NRA spokesman Bill Henson told the AP that the instrument would be used to help scientists better understand how winds can affect climate change.
“We know the air can have a large influence on climate, and our instrument is one of many tools we are developing to measure the influence of the atmosphere on climate change,” he said.
“The Celesta can be used as a tool to better understand the climate and its influence on air conditions, and to understand how the wind affects climate.”
The Celeste instruments use a camera to measure wind speeds and can also measure atmospheric humidity and air pressure.
Dr Fujimura said the instrument was also designed to track air temperatures in Japan.
Japan has a severe drought in the spring, which can affect agricultural output and affect the country’s climate.
A study published in the Journal of Climate in 2016 found that a drought could cause severe damage to crops and could affect temperatures in the US, Canada and other parts of the world.
It is thought the country has a particularly low humidity level, so if there is an increase in humidity levels the air will be colder.
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