Definitions for "Beaufort wind scale"
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A system of estimating and reporting wind speeds invented in the early 19th century by Admiral Beaufort of the British Navy. In its present form for international meteorological use it equates (a) Beaufort force, (b) wind speed, (c) descriptive term, (d) visible effects upon land or sea objects.
A system for estimating the wind speed by observing the state of the sea, using a scale on which successive ranges of wind velocities are assigned code numbers from 0 to 12, corresponding to categories from calm to hurricane. Devised by British Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857).
A scale classifying wind strength in terms of observable effects both on the sea and over land. Copies of the Beaufort Wind Scale for both land and water are included with this terminology guide.
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