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 How is wind direction measured?

Answer According to educational group Physical Geography, the wind is usually measured using two characteristics, speed and direction. A number of instruments can be used to measure wind direction, such ... Read More »
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What is wind speed measured with?

Wind speed is measured by a device called an anemometer. Professional anemometers give an exact reading of wind speeds, but it's possible to make a simplistic anemometer from basic supplies found a... Read More »
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How is the speed of wind high above the earth measured?

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, scientists measure wind speed above the earth using a polar-orbiting satellite called Terra. The satellite measures both cloud height... Read More »
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What was the highest wind speed ever recorded at ground level and where was it measured?

In January 2010, the World Meteorological Organization officially ratified a new ground-level wind speed record of 253 mph, recorded April 10, 1996, at an automated weather station on Barrow Island... Read More »
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What is the definition of wind direction?

The wind direction is determined by the cardinal direction in which the wind is originating. For example, a wind originating from the west and blowing east is a westerly wind.Source:Weather.com: Gl... Read More »
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