prevailing wind direction

prevailing wind direction

[pri′vāl·iŋ ′wind di‚rek·shən]
(meteorology)
The wind direction most frequently observed during a given period; the periods most often used are the observational day, month, season, and year. Also known as prevailing wind.
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Rubbish is regularly blown in the prevailing wind direction, and a huge cloud of gulls circles almost constantly over the site.
For the majority of the year, the prevailing wind direction is from the northwest.
This would allow me to take advantage of the prevailing wind direction from west to east.
The buildings are strategically positioned around the green landscape to allow the best views towards the coastline and to optimise the benefits from the prevailing wind direction onto the site.
The giant wind turbines would be partially located within the prevailing wind direction of GT I.
The prevailing wind direction can be seen from the dispersal of the lighter-toned dust and darker-toned sand in and around the craters and buttes.
As depicted in this figure, the prevailing wind direction of Tokyo is north-northwest (NNW, 20.
If you hang stands ahead of time, always consider prevailing wind direction as it relates to the tree you pick and the most likely deer travel route.
Resultant wind direction data was recorded for each day in the hour when PM10 levels were at their maximum value; these values were then averaged out to show the prevailing wind direction that corresponded with maximum pollution values.
Factors that are of most importance for soil sampling places include prevailing wind direction, waterways, area precipitation, mapping of soil and vegetation.