Wind shear, sometimes referred to as windshear or wind gradient, is a difference in wind speed and direction over a relatively short distance in the atmosphere. Wind shear can be broken down into vertical and horizontal components, with horizontal wind shear seen across fronts and near the coast, and vertical shear typically near the surface, though also at higher levels in the atmosphere near upper level jets and frontal zones aloft.

Illustration of a microburst. The air moves in a downward motion until it hits ground level. It then spreads outward in all directions. The wind regime in a microburst is opposite to that of a tornado.

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(~~ Height ~~So, I've been pinning clouds that look like dragons. Not every cloud looks like a dragon.this looks like a cat stretching towards the ground!

Altocumulus undulatus clouds at Abruzzo national park, Italy. This cloud formation consists of parallel bands of cumulus clouds, occuring when wind shear affects a layer of altocumulus

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Altocumulus undulatus clouds at Abruzzo national park, Italy. This cloud formation consists of parallel bands of cumulus clouds, occuring when wind shear affects a layer of altocumulus Photograph: Science Photo Library / Rex Feat

Mens CABELA'S 100% WOOL Windstopper Wind Shear Lined Pullover Heavy Sweater M #Cabelas #Pullover

Mens CABELA'S 100% WOOL Windstopper Wind Shear Lined Pullover Heavy Sweater M

Mens CABELA'S 100% WOOL Windstopper Wind Shear Lined Pullover Heavy Sweater M #Cabelas #Pullover

Mammatus Clouds in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; June 2, 1973 - One environmental trend is shared by all of the formation mechanisms hypothesized for mammatus clouds: sharp gradients in temperature, moisture and momentum (wind shear) across the anvil cloud/sub-cloud air boundary, which strongly influence interactions therein - Wikipedia

Mammatus Clouds in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; June 2, 1973 - One environmental trend is shared by all of the formation mechanisms hypothesized for mammatus clouds: sharp gradients in temperature, moisture and momentum (wind shear) across the anvil cloud/sub-cloud air boundary, which strongly influence interactions therein - Wikipedia

Cirrus clouds form in the highest and coldest region of the troposphere from about 16,500 to 40,000 ft (5 to 12 km) in temperate latitudes. At this altitude water almost always freezes so clouds are composed of ice crystals. The clouds tend to be wispy, and are often transparent. Isolated cirrus clouds often do not bring rain, however, large amounts of cirrus clouds can indicate an approaching storm system eventually followed by fair weather.

Cirrus uncinus - These wispy clouds are generally very sparse in the sky and extremely thin. Cirrus uncinus is Latin and translates to "curly hook"

Latécoère 631 - A French civil transatlantic flying boat built by Latécoère on the basis of French government requirements in 1936, which called for a 40 passenger aircraft. The last Latécoère 631 was withdrawn from service in 1955 after a series of fatal accidents, which included the braking off of a left wing during flight due to metal fatigue or wind shear.

Latécoère 631 - A French civil transatlantic flying boat built by Latécoère on…

Story  The world’s first radially tensioned umbrella, designed to fight rainstorms — and win  Inspired by the extreme weather of their native New Zealand, Blunt set out to completely redesign the umbrella — and the results speak for themselves. With telescopic ribs, a modern wind-shearing shape and a unique radial tensioning system, Blunt umbrellas won’t blow out, give up, or fly away. The Blunt Metro is their go-anywhere travel umbrella, designed to endure serious rain and wind while…

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Story The world’s first radially tensioned umbrella, designed to fight rainstorms — and win Inspired by the extreme weather of their native New Zealand, Blunt set out to completely redesign the umbrella — and the results speak for themselves. With telescopic ribs, a modern wind-shearing shape and a unique radial tensioning system, Blunt umbrellas won’t blow out, give up, or fly away. The Blunt Metro is their go-anywhere travel umbrella, designed to endure serious rain and wind while…

Art Thompson, Red Bull Stratos' technical project director, talks circuit breakers, wind shear and biomedical data

Art Thompson, Red Bull Stratos' technical project director, talks circuit breakers, wind shear and biomedical data

Wind Shear, Felix Baumgartner, Red Bull, Engineer, Knowledge, Facts

Wind shear by Jacob Wilkins

Wind shear by Jacob Wilkins

Meteo Didattica Wind Shear Cosa è? Oggi un pò di meteo didattica parliamo del Wind Shear. Il wind shear è un fenomeno atmosferico che consiste in una variazione improvvisa del vento in intensità e direzione. Esistono vari tipi di wind #meteo #didattica #aerei

Meteo Didattica Wind Shear Cosa è?

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone cook strongly affected by wind shear

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone cook strongly affected by wind shear

Wind shear makes amazing waves in Alabama's skies by Paul Marks dated December 21, 2011 (Image: alison_bee/reddit.com)

Giant tsunami-shaped clouds A series of huge breaking wave shaped clouds lined the horizon in Birmingham, Ala.

Deployable Wind Shear Array: Advanced Product Design Capstone - Macdonald Designs

As part of a graduate level Advanced Product Design course, our team proposed a method of capturing energy from wind shear. Potentially usable on the sides of high rise buildings or in high speed.

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