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Old 12-15-2012
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Re: Heavy winds?

The thread is off the point. The OP judged the wind speed only by sea state. He did not measure true wind speed.

OBVIOUSLY cold air is more dense. Airplanes in the desert commonly take off lighter because they don't have the lift. But the point is if you measure the wind speed by its effect on the sea state, that has already been taken into account. It will push the waves in the same manner it will push your boat.

Simple, no aerodynamic hand waving required.
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