Illustration of a wind vector, the two- or three-dimensional vector describing the instantaneous wind magnitude and direction at a point (often using Cartesian coordinates; i.e. X and Y wind vectors). The term can also apply to the resultant wind vector which is sometimes drawn as an arrow with length proportional to wind speed.

Weather: wind vector

Illustration of a wind vector, the two- or three-dimensional vector describing the instantaneous wind magnitude and direction at a point (often using Cartesian coordinates; i.e. X and Y wind vectors). The term can also apply to the resultant wind vector which is sometimes drawn as an arrow with length proportional to wind speed.

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Author(s)Jane Thomas
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2008-08-14
AlbumEcosystems > Meteorology/Climate
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Project(s)USA-Australia Virtual Environmental Partnership
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