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Name: Walt
Status: other
Age: 60s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2000-2001


Question:
In The United States we use miles per hour to measure wind velocity. In The Netherlands they use a numbering system. Can you relate the numbers to miles per hour?


Replies:
Walt,

Actually, in the United States, scientists use meters per second (m/s) as the unit of wind speed. This is often converted to miles per hour for the public. m/s is what is used in all of the data from the Netherlands that I have seen. By the way, the former director of KNMI (the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) was one of my college professors.

David R. Cook
Atmospheric Section
Environmental Research Division
Argonne National Laboratory


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