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calm

Meteorol of force 0 on the Beaufort scale; without wind

Calm

 

a condition of little or no wind. On the Beaufort scale, wind velocity during a calm is 0–0.2 m/sec. Calms are usually observed within stable anticyclones, in cols, and in the intertropical convergence zone. Calms occur more often in valleys and basins than in open areas with free circulation of air. There is little turbulence during a calm, and therefore harmful atmospheric aerosols (smoke and gas) may accumulate in the lowest atmospheric layer.

calm

[käm]
(meteorology)
The absence of apparent motion of the air; in the Beaufort wind scale, smoke is observed to rise vertically, or the surface of the sea is smooth and mirrorlike; in U.S. weather observing practice, the wind has a speed under 1 mile per hour or 1 knot (1.6 kilometers per hour).

calm

The absence of wind or an apparent lack of motion of the air. It is depicted on synoptic charts as image.
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