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variable > wind direction

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wind direction  


  • Variable


  • The true direction from which the wind is blowing at a given location (i.e., wind blowing from the north to the south is a north wind). It is normally measured in tens of degrees from 10 degrees clockwise through 360 degrees. North is 360 degrees. A wind direction of 0 degrees is only used when wind is calm.

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  • direction of wind

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  • US LTER controlled vocabulary





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