wind speed


wind speed
The local speed of the wind

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  • Wind speed — is the speed of wind, the movement of air or other gases in an atmosphere. It is a scalar quantity, the magnitude of the vector of motion.Wind speed has always meant the movement of air in an outside environment, but the speed of air movement… …   Wikipedia

  • wind speed — vėjo greitis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vėjo judėjimo nuotolis per tam tikrą laiką. Matuojamas metrais per sekundę, kilometrais per valandą, balais (pagal tarptautinę Beauforto (Boforto) skalę – nuo 0 iki 12 balų).… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Wind Speed —   The rate of flow of the wind undisturbed by obstacles …   Energy terms

  • Wind Speed Duration Curve —   A graph that indicates the distribution of wind speeds as a function of the cumulative number of hours that the wind speed exceeds a given wind speed in a year …   Energy terms

  • Wind Speed Profile —   A profile of how the wind speed changes with height above the surface of the ground or water …   Energy terms

  • Wind Speed Frequency Curve —   A curve that indicates the number of hours per year that specific wind speeds occur …   Energy terms

  • geostrophic wind speed — The speed of a geostrophic wind calculated from the pressure gradient, air density, rotational velocity of the earth, and latitude. The calculation ignores the curvature of the wind’s path. A geostrophic wind is proportional to the pressure… …   Aviation dictionary

  • gradient wind speed — noun the speed of the wind calculated as for geostrophic wind speed, but taking into account the curvature of the path of the air …   Australian English dictionary

  • Average Wind Speed — (or Velocity)   The mean wind speed over a specified period of time …   Energy terms

  • Mean Wind Speed —   The arithmetic wind speed over a specified time period and height above the ground (the majority of U.S. National Weather Service anemometers are at 20 feet (6.1 meters) …   Energy terms