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surface wind

surface wind The wind close to the Earth's surface, the velocity of which is usually measured at a standard height of 10 m. Surface-wind velocity is reduced by the frictional effect of the underlying surface. The actual wind is a balance of pressure-gradient force, Coriolis effect, and frictional effects.

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surface wind

surface wind The wind close to the Earth's surface, the velocity of which is usually measured at a standard height of 10 m. Surface-wind velocity is reduced by the frictional effect of the underlying surface. The actual wind is a balance of pressure-gradient force, Coriolis force, and frictional effects.

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"surface wind." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved August 21, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/surface-wind