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post #11 of Old 02-26-2019
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Re: ambient wind vs true wind

If you think of TRUE wind as an instantaneous report... if could be showing you a GUST or a LULL and neither would tell you want the AVERAGE TRUE wind is.

AMBIENT, I believe, refers to the average wind at a particular location

Usually when we say the wind is blowing 25 knots, for example... it's actual speed varies... 22, 24, 27 and so on...

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