Definitions for "WIND SHEAR"
Wind shear is defined as a change in wind speed and/or direction within a short distance. It can be in either a horizontal or vertical direction, or both. Return to your previous position.
See shear.
The rate of change of the vector wind with distance in a specified direction normal to the wind direction. Shear is an important property of the wind field, ie. shear at a well marked frontal surface may produce shearing instability.
Keywords:  barotropic, model, see
See barotropic model.
describes a wind pattern with winds blowing from the south at ground level, from the southwest a few thousand feet above the ground, and from the west at higher altitudes.