geostrophic-wind scale

geostrophic-wind scale

[¦jē·ō¦sträf·ik ′wind ‚skāl]
(meteorology)
A graphical device used for the determination of the speed of the geostrophic wind from the isobar or contour-line spacing on a synoptic chart; it is a nomogram representing solutions of the geostrophic-wind equation.
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