Beaufort wind scale


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  • Beaufort wind scale — ranges of wind speeds which are reported as nautical miles per hour in marine weather forecasts while general weather forecasts report wind speeds in kilometres per hour. Beaufort values 13 to 17 have wind speeds in knots at 72 80, 81 89, 90 99,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Beaufort's scale — Beau fort s scale (Meteor.) A scale of wind force devised by Sir F. Beaufort, R. N., in 1805, in which the force is indicated by numbers from 0 to 12. [1913 Webster] Note: The full scale is as follows: 0, calm; 1, light air; 2, light breeze; 3,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wind scale — n. a scale used in meteorology to designate relative wind intensities, as the Beaufort scale …   English World dictionary

  • wind scale — noun an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane) • Syn: ↑Beaufort scale • Hypernyms: ↑scale, ↑scale of measurement, ↑graduated table, ↑ordered series …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind scale — /ˈwɪnd skeɪl/ (say wind skayl) noun a numerical scale, like the Beaufort scale, for designating relative wind intensities …   Australian English dictionary

  • wind scale — /wind/ a numerical scale, as the Beaufort scale, for designating relative wind intensities. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wind — For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). Wind, from the …   Wikipedia

  • Beaufort scale — Force 12 at sea. The Beaufort Scale (  / …   Wikipedia

  • Beaufort scale — /boh feuhrt/, (no longer in technical use) 1. a scale of wind forces, described by name and range of velocity, and classified as from force 0 to force 12, or, sometimes, to force 17. 2. a scale of the states of sea created by winds of these… …   Universalium

  • Beaufort , Sir Francis — (1774–1857) British hydrographer Beaufort was born in Navan in Ireland; his father was a cleric of Huguenot origin who took an active interest in geography and topography, publishing in 1792 one of the earliest detailed maps of Ireland. Beaufort… …   Scientists

  • Beaufort scale — noun An empirical measure for the intensity of the wind based mainly on the state of the sea or wave conditions. Syn: Beaufort wind force scale …   Wiktionary

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