Wind shear

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Term wind shear
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Related entries

clear-air turbulence

Broader term


Narrower term

vertical wind shear

horizontal wind shear

Abbreviation

Definition

"A change in wind speed and/or wind direction in a short distance, resulting in a tearing or shearing effect. It can exist in a horizontal or vertical direction, and occasionally in both."

Definition Source

NATO: NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION, Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD/NATO) (1980), "Agard Multilingual Aeronautical Dictionary", Second Edition, London

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