Gust wind speed

n. Wind speed occurring during a wind gust.

 

  • Discussion

 

The gustiness of wind refers to variability of wind speed (Crosby and Chandler 1966). This definition provides a threshold for identifying a wind gust and measuring gust wind speed.

 

  • Units

     

    Preferred units for wind speed are km/hr in technical reports and papers. Fire Management in the United States still uses the English units mi/hr. Engineering and physics applications may use units of m/s or ft/s. See the following wind speed units conversion table for conversion factors.

     

  • See Also

  • References

    • Crosby, John S.; Chandler, Craig C. 1966. Get the most from your windspeed observation. Fire Control Notes. 7(4): 12-13.

     

  • Notes

    • Author 

      Joe Scott, Research Forester

      Systems for Environmental Management