Peak wind speed

n. Maximum instantaneous wind speed recorded during a specified time period.


  • Discussion


The specific length of the time period must be known for correct interpretation of peak 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.


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    • Author 

      Joe Scott

      Systems for Environmental Management