wind factor


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wind factor

[′win ‚fak·tər]
(navigation)
In air navigation, a measure of the net effect of wind on the ground speed of an aircraft; it is the magnitude of the wind vector component parallel to the heading of an aircraft, averaged over the entire flight positive if a tailwind, negative if a headwind.
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Civil Defense helicopters were not deployed to fight the fire because of the unfavorable wind factor, he said.
The wind factor will keep off frost but cause drifting as temperatures plummet to -5C in the north and -2C in the central belt and west Scotland tonight.
The Fartless Factory, based in Idaho, has won awards for its products over the past 12 years due to its formula for, er, taking the wind factor out of food.
However, elsewhere it should stay generally dry and bright, although it will feel cold as the wind factor brings temperatures down.
All old courses are designed for the wind factor, and it can present quite a challenge.
Both bowlers made their mark during the last Test, but Richardson warned that if they were to repeat that in this week's second match of the series they would have to overcome Basin Reserve's notorious wind factor.
Remember you cannot think of two things at once so if you're busy thinking of yardages, wind factor, lie of the ball etc.
of Dubuque (IA), I have had to learn how to deal with the wind factor.
UA says original studies severely underestimated the image-distorting potential of frequent turbulent winds in the ancient forest atop Mount Graham, even though opponents, some of them astronomers, warned of the negative wind factor from the beginning.
Since this area of the Mojave Desert offers extremely high solar radiation, is not prone to pollution, has minimal rain and has a steady wind factor to keep the panels cooler, we are expecting the output to be 10 percent higher than estimated on the industry irradiation tracking websites," added Green.
One of the main factors playing a role in the final outcome of the race will be the wind factor.