The rate of change of the vector wind with distance in a specified direction normal to the wind direction. Shear is an important property of the wind field, ie. shear at a well marked frontal surface may produce shearing instability.
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rapid change in wind velocity or direction. A very narrow zone of abrupt velocity change is known as a shear line. Wind shear is observed both near ... [4 related articles]
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Wind shear, sometimes referred to as windshear or wind gradient, is a difference in wind speed and direction over a relatively short distance in the atmosphere. Wind shear can be broken down into vertical and horizontal components, with horizontal wind shear seen across fronts and near the coast, a...
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The rate of wind speed or direction change with distance. Vertical wind shear is the rate of change of the wind with respect to altitude. Horizontal wind shear is the rate of change on a horizontal plane.
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variation of wind speed across a plane perpendicular to the wind direction
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wind shear, a sudden, drastic change in wind direction or speed over a comparatively short distance. Most winds travel horizontally, as does most wind shear, but under certain conditions, including thunderstorms and strong frontal systems, wind shear will travel in a vertical direction. Microburst w...
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A term and calculation used to describe how wind speed increases with height above the surface of the earth. The degree of wind shear is a factor of the complexity of the terrain as well as the actual heights measured. Wind shear increases as friction between the wind and the ground becomes greater....
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[disambiguation] Wind shear is a difference in wind speed and direction over a relatively short distance in the atmosphere. It may also refer to: == See also == ...
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[comics] Windshear (Colin Ashworth Hume) is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ==Fictional character biography== Colin Ashworth Hume was born Toronto, Ontario, Canada; he moved with his family to Great Britain when he was five years old, and grew up in England ...
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The Windshear Full Scale Rolling Road Wind Tunnel is an automotive wind tunnel in Concord, North Carolina. In January 2008 Wind Shear, a division of US machine tool builder Haas Automat-80.7ion, completed construction on one of the most advanced automotive wind tunnels in the world. The full-scale ...
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1) Pilot's fear
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