wind drift

wind drift

[′win ‚drift]
(acoustics)
Shift in the apparent position of a sound source or target observed by sound apparatus; it is caused by the effect of wind on sound waves, which changes their direction and increases or decreases sound lag.
(oceanography)
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In his mind's eye he saw its streets a thousand leagues long, aye, and longer; turnings that doubled earth's stormiest headlands or were the way to quiet inland ponds; cross-roads, taken one way, that led to flower-lands and summer seas, and that led the other way to bitter, ceaseless gales and the perilous bergs of the great west wind drift. And the cities, bright with lights, were as shops on these long streets--shops where business was transacted, where bunkers were replenished, cargoes taken or shifted, and orders received from the owners in London town to go elsewhere and beyond, ever along the long sea- lanes, seeking new cargoes here, carrying new cargoes there, running freights wherever shillings and pence beckoned and underwriters did not forbid.
The wind drifted a little more to the northward, and, toward nine o'clock, they sighted the larger city of Mosfeia, built upon an eminence which was itself enclosed between two lofty mountains.
I could not at first imagine the cause of this, but I afterwards perceived that the froth which the wind drifted on shore was coloured green, as if by confervae; I attempted to carry home some of this green matter, but from an accident failed.
Second is a reduced shaft diameter (.204inch inside) for reduced wind drift and increased penetration compared to standard-diameter shafts.
Wind drift for the 7mm-08 load is 2.4 inches less at 400 yards than it is for the .308, too.
A lower profile reduces wind drift and facilitates the addition of accessories such as PowerPole Blade anchors and a 36V Minn Kota iPilot trolling motor.
Instead, the Great God Ballistic Coefficient started taking over, because high BC bullets reduce wind drift. But unlike gravity, wind isn't predictable either in speed or direction.
The X96 reticle's precise aiming grid calculates wind drift in 10 mph increments.
Perhaps the most common method of testing the wind is powder, One squirt from a squeeze bottle of talcum powder or corn starch will instantly show you wind drift.
Browning, 2013: Quantification of the importance of wind drift to the surface distribution of orographic rain on the occasion of the extreme Cockermouth flood in Cumbria.
"Our next chance is in 2019."<br />The situation also looked dire for Wind Drift Orchards in Harrah.