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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Wind Speeds

Dear Readers,

Wind speed is a common factor in the design of structures and buildings around the world. The wind speed is often the governing factor in the "lateral" design of a structure and is used by professional engineers and designers. Wind speed affects weather forecasting, aircraft and maritime operations, construction projects, growth and metabolism rate of many plant species, and countless other implications, also local weather conditions play a key role in influencing wind speed, as the formation of hurricanes, monsoons and cyclones as freak weather conditions can drastically affect the velocity of the wind. Wind speed is caused by air moving from high pressure to low pressure.


It is measured as follows,
1. Beaufort scale
2. Fujita scale and Enhanced Fujita Scale
3. Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
4. TORRO scale

Wind speed is now commonly measured with an anemometer but can also be classified using the older Beaufort scale which is based on people's observation of specifically defined wind effects.

Unit of Measurement for Wind speeds are either one of following
1.meter per Second (m/s)
2.kilometers per hour (km/h)
3.miles per hour (mph) &
4.Knot (unit)
Wind Speeds are classified as calm, light, Breeze, Gale, Storm and Hurricane. Also note that Breeze, Gale & Storm are further classified as Light, Moderate & Strong. Detailed chart will be followed on my next post
Best Quote :If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. Have a Nice Day

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