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Wind speed over land surface (horizontal)


Measurement Definition*: The rate at which air is moving horizontally past a given point. It may be a 2-minute average speed (reported as wind speed) or an instantaneous speed (reported as a peak wind speed, wind gust, or squall). Conventionally measured at 10 m height. [Unit of measurement - m/s]
InstrumentStatus/
Accuracy
Instrument DescriptionMeasurement TechnologyTimeline
HDWL (3D Winds)
HDWL (3D Winds)
Proposed
Tropospheric winds for weather forecasting and pollution transport.n/a
* Description adapted from WMO.
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