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downwind

1. in the same direction towards which the wind is blowing; with the wind from behind
2. towards or on the side away from the wind; leeward

downwind

[′dau̇n‚wind]
(navigation)
In the direction toward which the wind is blowing; applies particularly to moving downwind, whether desired or not.

downwind

downwind
i. In the direction away from the source of wind.
ii. Refers to the downwind leg of a circuit or traffic pattern. The path flown by aircraft parallel to but in the direction opposite to that for takeoff or landing on the airfield circuit pattern.
iii. When transmitted by aircraft or air traffic control on the radio, it means that the aircraft in the circuit pattern is approximately abeam of the upwind end of the runway in use. See downwind (ii).
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The concentration of ENAs in this downwind direction suggests that a faster-moving stream lines the top and bottom of a middle layer of slower-moving particles.
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