wind direction

The direction from which the wind is blowing, expressed as a number from 000° to 359°. The wind direction is often indicated by three arrows when plotted on charts and maps.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • wind direction — way that the wind is blowing …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Wind barb — Wind Barbs are symbols used on weather maps [http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/latest run/wna ecg.anim.gif] to indicate the speed and direction of wind. A barb is comprised of a minimum of two straight lines, the longest of which indicates the… …   Wikipedia

  • wind shear — /wind/ 1. the rate at which wind velocity changes from point to point in a given direction. 2. a condition, dangerous to aircraft, in which the speed or direction of the wind changes abruptly. Cf. microburst. [1940 45] * * * Rate of change of… …   Universalium

  • wind rose — /wind/ 1. a map symbol showing, for a given locality or area, the frequency and strength of the wind from various directions. 2. a diagram showing the relation of wind direction to other weather conditions at a given location. [1590 1600] * * * ▪ …   Universalium

  • wind indicator — /wind/ a large weather vane used at airports to indicate wind direction. * * * …   Universalium

  • wind tee — ☆ wind tee n. a large T shaped weather vane placed on a landing field, as to show wind direction for aircraft …   English World dictionary

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