gustiness factor

gustiness factor

[′gəs·tē·nəs ‚fak·tər]
(meteorology)
A measure of the intensity of wind gusts; it is the ratio of the total range of wind speeds between gusts and the intermediate periods of lighter wind to the mean wind speed, averaged over both gusts and lulls.
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z] depends primarily on the turbulence parameter (n) and on the "vertical gustiness factor," defined as the ratio between mean vertical eddy velocity and mean wind velocity (Sutton, 1947b).