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Wind Regimes

  • Stefan Emeis
Chapter
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

This Chapter introduces the hydrostatic equation, the main wind generating forces and the general momentum budget equation for the wind. This is followed by approximations leading to the definitions of geostrophic, gradient and thermal winds. Finally, the factors influencing air density are discussed.

Keywords

Atmospheric Boundary Layer Coriolis Force Geostrophic Wind Hadley Cell Ekman Layer 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Meteorologie und KlimaforschungKarlsruher Institut für TechnologieGarmisch-PartenkirchenGermany

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