Wind Speed

Wind speed, or wind velocity, is a fundamental atmospheric rate.

Wind speed affects weather forecasting, aircraft and maritime operations, construction projects, growth and metabolism rate of many plant species, and countless other implications.

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.

Read more about Wind Speed:  Factors Affecting Wind Speed, Highest Speed, Design of Structures

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