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WIND SPEED

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Definition

Wind speed is a measure of the speed of air movement relatively to a fix point on the Earth. It expresses the strength of the horizontal movement of the air.

Zonal wind is wind component along the local parallel of latitude.

Meridional wind is wind component along the local parallel of longitude.

Applications

  1. Environmental issues
  2. Agriculture issues
  3. Water cycle
  4. Energy cycle
  5. Weather forecast
  6. Global climate change

GES DISC Datasets

To access products that have specific parameter click on the corresponding 'data access' links in the table below.

Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data
Begin Date End Date Access Doc
10-m above ground Zonal wind speed
m/s NLDAS
1979 present ftp Y
10-m above ground Meridional wind speed m/s NLDAS 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. NLDAS/GLDAS
  2. GISTEMP
  3. NOAA/NCDC

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