wind factor


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wind factor

[′win ‚fak·tər]
(navigation)
In air navigation, a measure of the net effect of wind on the ground speed of an aircraft; it is the magnitude of the wind vector component parallel to the heading of an aircraft, averaged over the entire flight positive if a tailwind, negative if a headwind.
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During sampling in December the wind factor (18 knots) and UV Index (7.10) were amongst the highest registered in the local meteorological station database (METEOCHILE, 2016).
The wind factor is especially an issue when you're waterfowling.
Mastering it is tricky, mainly because of the over enthusiastic wind factor.
Brussels suffer a massively bad press, the same way cabbage does (but the wind factor of Brussels seems to elevate it to "most hated" status).
"It's a wide open venue and there always seems to be a wind factor due to the nearby sea," he noted.
My only concern was the possibility of my spare salad knife mauling an unsuspecting passer-by 50 metres below me, if the wind factor was to swing our table around.
"If you didn't have the wind you probably would be okay with a -2C or -3C, but the wind factor is the big problem.
Peterhead manager Neale Cooper played down the wind factor. He said: "They never created many chances when they it behind them."
"There was no wind factor, it was just that I didn't strike it as well as the one in the first half."
BARLEY MOW cashed in on the first-half wind factor to secure a 3-2 win against Rugby Workers.
Civil Defense helicopters were not deployed to fight the fire because of the unfavorable wind factor, he said.
SYCAMORE GAP FROM THE NORTH It was - 6C "and even colder with the wind factor" when reader Joan Thirlaway of Gilsland, Cumbria, photographed her first sunrise of the year at Hadrian's Wall between Houseteads fort and Steel Rigg.