Instantaneous wind speed

n. Wind speed occurring at a specific instant in time.


  • Discussion


Some anemometers can measure wind speed without averaging over a period of time; for other anemometers, instantaneous wind speed refers to the shortest time-averaging period possible.


  • 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.


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    • Author 

      Joe Scott, Research Forester

      Systems for Environmental Management