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wind direction

[′win də‚rek·shən]
(meteorology)
The direction from which wind blows.

wind direction

The direction from which the wind is blowing, expressed as a number from 000° to 359°. The wind direction is often indicated by three arrows when plotted on charts and maps.
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This manner of changes in wind direction should become evident as a systematic discrepancy between the numerically modelled (that are given for a certain quite large grid cell) and measured winds at certain locations that do not coincide with the centre of the relevant cell.
Figure 4 shows the calculated wind pressure coefficients versus relative wind direction for each path at the surface of the house as compared to the surface-averaged wind pressure coefficient (Swami and Chandra 1987) and the measurements by Holmes (1986, 1994).
The players hit eastwards and there are only two holes on the course in that direction - the seventh and 10th - and so practising with that wind direction serves little purpose.
We were teaching children all about wind direction and thought releasing the balloons would be a good way for them to measure the direction of the wind.
Rotating thermal chimneys turn according to wind direction and create negative pressure to assist air extraction.
The one at USC will record weather conditions in downtown Los Angeles every minute including readings of temperature, dew point, relative humidity, wind direction and speed, visibility, atmospheric pressure and rainfall rates and totals.
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JLA avoided being shut down when the wind direction changed and altered the path of the high density volcanic ash.
These included a possible shift in wind direction, excess weight, and pilot error, the Isle of Wight inquest heard.
I am not a firm believer in watching the wind direction while bow hunting.