wind current


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wind current

[′win ′kə‚rənt]
(meteorology)
Generally, any of the quasi-permanent, large-scale wind systems of the atmosphere, for example, the westerlies, trade winds, equatorial easterlies, or polar easterlies.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Whenever an inversion occurs, it tends to dissipate during the middle of the day as wind currents mix the air layers.
To accomplish their goal, Piccard and Jones rode the jet stream, which is a wind current that a.
The pilots cruised southwest to North Africa to hitch a ride on the jet stream, a wind current at an altitude of about 9,114 meters (30,000 feet) above Earth's surface that flows west to east.
The contenders do so in order to drift eastward on the jet stream, a wind current at about 9,114 m (30,000 ft), created by the Earth's rotation.
In addition to the prevailing wind direction, you must also consider thermal wind currents. Remember, warming air rises and cooling air sinks, carrying your scent along with it as it rises and falls.
Professional kite fliers will demonstrate how to launch, steer and control their fanciful creations as they ride the wind currents, said Beth Durso, program manager with the Naperville Park District.
Timmermann and colleagues studied climate observations and performed El Nino computer model simulations with varying configurations for ocean currents, wind currents, and temperature.
Like other eagles (there are 59 species of eagles found on every continent except Antarctica), the American Eagle can gracefully soar in the air for hours using natural wind currents and thermal updrafts as earlier mentioned.
They shouldn't be trying to pick winners and losers based on the political wind currents.
I was amazed at, not only the amount of timbers used in its construction, but of the quality of the craftsmanship in the working of the roof trusses and as we worked our way down to the balcony and looked through the slender gaps in the wooden planks of the walkway, down the side of the brick tower, how it had been engineered to sway with the wind currents.
The condensed air masses blow towards the neighbouring low pressure areas as horizontal wind currents, making Karachi a breezy city.