Wind Velocity Measurement
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?
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
Environmental Research Division
Argonne National Laboratory
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Update: June 2012