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Wind Speeds[elevation]=?

  1. Jun 16, 2009 #1
    How does Wind speeds change as a function of elevation?
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  3. Jun 16, 2009 #2
    You mean other than by friction with with the ground?
  4. Jun 17, 2009 #3
    higher is faster

    I know hurricane hunter aircraft use a correction factor
    but have no idea what the exact numbers are
  5. Jun 17, 2009 #4

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    http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Theories_of_Flight/atmosphere/TH1G3.jpg [Broken]
    A typical statistical maximum wind speed curve.
    Credits - NASA
    http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Theories_of_Flight/atmosphere/TH1G3.htm [Broken]
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  6. Jun 18, 2009 #5
    Why the sudden change above 10km?
  7. Jun 18, 2009 #6
    So I can expect there to be only a marginal increase (like <5%) in wind speeds at an elevation of around 300 ft?
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