Wind FAQs:

Q: Is wind the flow of gases on a large scale?

A: Yes.

Q: Is wind termed gusts?

A: Yes.

Q: Are winds strong?

A: Yes.

Q: Are winds funneled through mountain passes?

A: Yes, and which intensify their effect, and examples include the Santa Ana and sundowner winds.

Q: Are winds predominantly from the southwest in the Northern Hemisphere and from the northwest in the Southern Hemisphere?

A: Yes.

Q: Is wind composed of light gases that escape planetary atmospheres?

A: Yes.

Q: Is wind caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure?

A: Yes.

Q: Is wind not the primary form of seed dispersal in plants?

A: Yes, and it provides dispersal for a large percentage of the biomass of land plants.

Q: Is wind a name for the storm that deterred the Spanish Armada from an invasion of England in 1588 where the wind played a pivotal role?

A: Yes, or the favorable winds that enabled William of Orange to invade England in 1688.

Q: Are winds calm?

A: Yes, and the strength of the sea breeze is directly proportional to the temperature difference between the land mass and the sea.

Q: Is wind quite different from a terrestrial wind?

A: Yes, and in that its origin is the sun, and it is composed of charged particles that have escaped the sun's atmosphere.

Q: Are winds lighter?

A: Yes.

Q: Is wind the difference in the geostrophic wind between two levels in the atmosphere?

A: Yes.

Q: Are winds known as the Bora?

A: Yes, and Tramontane, and Mistral.

Q: Is wind attainable at today's power prices by linking wind farms with an HVDC supergrid?

A: Yes.

Q: Are winds not spread evenly across the earth?

A: Yes, and which means that wind speeds also differ by region.

Q: Is wind blowing harder?

A: Yes, and it may produce howling sounds of varying frequencies.

Q: Are winds often referred to according to their strength?

A: Yes, and the direction from which the wind is blowing.

Q: Is wind typically 14% greater than a ten-minute sustained wind?

A: Yes.

Q: Are winds in the mid-latitudes where cold polar air meets warm air from the tropics?

A: Yes.

Q: Was wind often personified as one or more wind gods or as an expression of the supernatural in many cultures?

A: Yes.

Q: Are winds commonly classified by their spatial scale?

A: Yes, and their speed, the types of forces that cause them, the regions in which they occur, and their effect.

Q: Is wind the movement of gases or charged particles from the Sun through space?

A: Yes, while planetary wind is the outgassing of light chemical elements from a planet's atmosphere into space.

Q: Is wind generally desirable?

A: Yes.

Q: Is wind termed a wind gust, one technical definition of a wind gust is: the maxima that exceed the lowest wind speed measured during a ten-minute time interval by 10 knots?

A: Yes, A squall is a doubling of the wind speed above a certain threshold, which lasts for a minute or more.

Q: Are winds zonda?

A: Yes.

Q: Are winds depicted as blowing from the direction the barb is facing?

A: Yes.

Q: Is wind a stream of charged particles—a plasma—ejected from the upper atmosphere of the sun at a rate of 400 kilometers per second?

A: Yes, It consists mostly of electrons and protons with energies of about 1 keV.

Q: Are winds among the Solar System's fastest?

A: Yes.

Q: Is wind not strong enough to oppose it?

A: Yes.

Q: Are winds known as a chinook?

A: Yes.

Q: Are winds known to cause damage?

A: Yes, and depending upon the magnitude of their velocity and pressure differential.

Q: Are winds warm and dry?

A: Yes.

Q: Are winds koembang?

A: Yes.

Q: Is wind generally the primary factor governing the direction of flight operations at an airport?

A: Yes, and airfield runways are aligned to account for the common wind direction of the local area.