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  wind - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Wind is the quasi-horizontal movement of air (as opposed to an air current) caused by a horizontal pressure gradient force.
Winds can be classified either by their scale, the kinds of forces which cause them (according to the atmospheric equations of motion), or the geographic regions in which they exist.
The opposite of a katabatic wind is an anabatic wind, or an upward-moving wind.
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 Wind Encyclopedia Article @ SurfAhoy.com (Surf Ahoy)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Winds can be classified either by their scale, the kinds of forces which cause them (according to the atmospheric Polar Easterlies), or the geographic regions in which they exist.
There are synoptic-scale winds that result from pressure differences in surface air masses in the middle latitudes, and there are winds that come about as a consequence of features such as the Wind power.
Winds of this type are common in regions of Khazri and in glaciated locations.
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 Katabatic Winds Encyclopedia Article @ Befell.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A katabatic wind, from the word katabatikos meaning "going downhill", is a edit that blows down a Williwaw incline such as a hill, mountain, or wind.
A distinction is drawn between winds that feel warmer than their surroundings (generally called adiabatically or regionally,, Category, Diablo or Mediterranean) and those that are cooler (for instance the ISBN 0-13-020263-0 in the Chinook, the density (or Bura) in the air or the Anabatic wind in solar heating).
Cold katabatic winds are frequently found in the early hours of the night when the Bora has ceased and the ground cools by emitting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katabatic_wind radiation.
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 Wind Information - Online Prescription Medication Directory
Wind is the roughly horizontal movement of air (as opposed to an air current) caused by uneven heating of the Earth's surface.
At the smallest scale are the microscale winds which blow on a scale of only tens to hundreds of metres and are essentially unpredictable, such as dust devils and microbursts.
Zonda wind (on the eastern slope of the Andes in Argentina)
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 ipedia.com: Wind Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Given a difference in barometric pressure between two air masses, a wind will arise between the two which tends to flow from the area of high pressure to the area of low pressure until the two air masses are at the same pressure, although this will be strongly modified by the Coriolis effect.
There are synoptic winds that result from pressure differences in surface airmasses at the middle latitudes, and there are winds that come about as a consequence of geographic features such as oceans, lakes, mountains, and deserts.
The result is that a wind moving parallel to the isobars encounters a third force, the centripetal force.
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On average the surface wind can vary by 25 degrees to the isobars and the wind is normally two and a half times less than the wind at 2000 ft. The wind is less because of it hitting the earth and friction slows it down.
This wind is known as the Anabatic Wind.
In a crosswind the wing on the wind side will generate more lift and the pilot will have to correct this by turning the ailerons slightly into the wind side (to a left turn position if the wind was coming from the left) to stop the wing lifting as you accelerate.
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 katabatic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Katabatic winds exist in many parts of the World and are winds that flow from the high elevations of mountains, plateaus, and hills down their slopes to the valleys or planes below.
Anabatic winds are the opposite of Katabatic winds.
Anabatic winds are typically daytime winds during the summer.
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 Seasonal Winds Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
An anabatic wind is one that flows up from the base of a hill or mountain.
Anabatic also means blowing inland to take the place of warmer air but it is most often used to describe valley lift and sink rather than sea breezes.
The reason for these winds is that areas of rock or alternating terrain heat up faster on one side of the valley as that is the side the sun shines on.
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 Glossary of Meteorological Terms
Combined Seas- the interaction of wind waves and swell; the combined seas height is equal to the square root of the sum of the squares of the wind waves and swell.
Harmattan- a hot, dry, and dusty northeasterly or easterly wind that occurs in West Africa north of the equator and is caused by the outflow of air from subtropical high pressure areas.
Wind Wave- a wave that is caused by the action of wind on the surface of water.
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The Berg wind is a hot and dry föhn wind which blows from the South Africa plateau and is strongest in the western portion of the sub-continent.
The true origin of the name is that "Chinook Wind" in the local argot of the fur trade era meant that the wind came from the direction of the country of the Chinooks (the lower Columbia River, i.e.
Diablo wind is a regional term for the föhn wind that often occurs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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 Weather Wind Coriolis Effect Atmosphere Williamsclass.com Science Middle School Montana Potomac
Wind is the movement of air from a region of high pressure to a region of
Winds here are usually calm or very light and so ships would avoid the area because they would only be pushed along very slowly.
However, the true origin of the name is that "Chinook Wind" in the local language of the fur traders meant that the wind came from the direction of the country of the Chinooks (the lower Columbia River, i.e.
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 AccuHelp(tm) - The AccuWeather FAQ and Help Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
An anemometer utilizing the principle that the pitch of the aeolian tones generated by air moving past an obstacle is a function of the speed of the air.
A recording pressure-tube anemometer in which the wind scale of the float manometer has been made linear by the use of springs, i.e.
In Jeffreys' classification, a wind for which the pressure force exactly balances the viscous force, in which the vertical transfers of momentum predominate.
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 AMS Glossary
Although the pressure-gradient forcing is at its maximum at the slope, surface friction causes the peak in the anabatic wind speeds to occur above the surface, often by several tens of meters; if the surface heating is strong, however, the momentum will tend to be vertically mixed.
At local scales anabatic winds are an along-slope component of mountain–valley wind systems.
At scales ranging from the slopes of individual hills and mountains to the slopes of mountain ranges and massifs, anabatic flows represent the daytime component of mountain–plains wind systems.
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 Docu-Weather Forensic Weather Experts: Weather Glossary
An anabatic wind, it is formed during the day by the heating of the valley floor.
For example, the wind shifts from the north to the northeast to the east.
A series of wind direction and wind speed measurements taken at various levels in the atmosphere that show the wind structure of the atmosphere over a specific location.
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When these winds die southwestward currents gradually form that are maintained and enhanced by the northeast monsoon from December through February.
A type of wind that occurs when the pressure gradient is balanced by the force of friction.
In the northeast monsoon season (from November until March) the winds are light and the surface circulation is dominated by a weak westward, counter-monsoon flow (as an extension of the North Equatorial Current) with velocities usually under 0.2 m/s.
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 Precipitation (meteorology) - Gurupedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It is possible to 'seed' clouds to induce precipitation by releasing a fine dust or appropriate chemical (commonly silver nitrate) into a cloud, encouraging droplets to form, and increasing the probability of precipitation.
Orographic precipitation, also known as relief precipitation, is precipitation generated by a forced upward movement of air upon encountering a physiographic upland (see anabatic wind).
In parts of the world subjected to relatively consistent winds (for example the Tradewinds), a wetter climate prevails on the windward side of a mountain than on the leeward (downwind) side as moisture is removed by orographic precipitation, leaving drier air (see
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 Kite Brazil - Wind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The main reason for the diversion of the winds is the turn of the earth around its own axis.
This effect in the atmosphere is described as thermal (a form of anabatic wind).
The intensity of the thermal depends on the solar radiation, the condition of the ground, the atmospheric humidity and the radiation angle.
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 Wind Energy Training Course Glossary Module 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Wind resource that may be possibly utilised based on the likely available land space
Limiting efficiency of an ideal wind mill extracting energy from the air flowing through the rotor.
The increase of wind speed with height in the lowest 100m can be described by a logarithmic expression.
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 Wind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Strong continuous wind at high altitudes, usually blowing west to east.
Short lived wind in the opposite direction as the prevailing wind.
Regular winds blowing from sub-tropical to equatorial regions.
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 petrolpump.co.in : energy sources, Wind, Trade Winds, Winds by spatial scale, Prevailing winds, Seasonal winds, ...
3 Winds that are defined by an equilibrium of physical forces
tornadoes, and typhoons are examples of this type of wind.
The Winds of Mars: Aeolian Activity and Landforms(http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/slidesets/winds.html), paper with slides that illustrate the wind activity on the planet Mars.
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 Casella CEL UK – Environmental Monitoring Instrumentation
Anabatic wind – An up-slope wind due to local surface heating, opposite of katabatic wind
Gravity wind – A wind directed down a slope caused by a greater air density near the slope than at the same level some distance horizontally from the slope.
Head windWind blowing in the opposite direction to the heading of a moving object
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 Weather Glossary - K   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
When this air is warm, it may be called a foehn wind, and regionally it may be known as a Chinook or Santa Ana.
When this air is cold or cool, it is called a drainage wind, and regionally it may be known as a mountain breeze or glacier wind.
A front where the warm air descends the frontal surface (except in the low layers of the atmosphere).
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 Secrets of the Saint-Lawrence - Marine Weather
The sea breeze is the result of the sun shining on the shore.
This is a wind that flows up the valley, as it is created by the warm air rising up the hillsides.
The anabatic wind is stronger when the mouth of the valley faces south.
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 Los Angeles Pierce College Weather Station
Veering Wind Shift (Veering): A wind shift in a clockwise direction, such as a shift from east to south.
This area is actually the side of the updraft (which is tilted by environmental wind shear) and often displays dramatic mid level cloud striations and unusual looking undulations.
In the atmosphere, vorticity is calculated from the curvature of the flow and the wind shear.
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 Wind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[edit] Prevailing winds — the general circulation of the atmosphere
[edit] Local winds that are tied to specific temperature distributions
[edit] Winds that are defined by an equilibrium of physical forces
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 Wind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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