differential wind

differential wind

[‚dif·ə′ren·chəl ′wind]
(ordnance)
In bomb ballistics, the vector difference between the wind at the bomb-release altitude and the wind at some other specific lower altitude; differential winds are required for the computation of the differential ballistic wind.
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Similar considerations apply to wind turbines mounted on ships to generate electric power, says the report, in that they require an adequate differential wind speed over the turbine rotor.

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