What is wind speed measured with?

Answer 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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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 »

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 »

If the wind speed doubles what happens to the theoretical wind power?

When wind speed doubles, the theoretical wind power increases by eight times. This is because wind power is determined by the equation "P = 0.5 x rho x A x V^3". Where A is the size of the turbine... Read More »

If the wind speed is twenty mph&the temperature is five degrees fahrenheit what is the wind chill?

According to the National Weather Service, if the wind speed is 20 mph and the temperature is 5 degrees F, the wind chill would be -15 degrees F. Wind chill measures how the air temperature combine... Read More »