Explain how to solve:Vertical wind shear occurs when wind speed varies at different heights above the ground. Wind shear is of great importance to...
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Explain how to solve: Vertical wind shear occurs when wind speed varies at different heights above

the ground. Wind shear is of great importance to pilots during takeoffs and landings. If the wind speed is v1 at height h1 and v2 at height h2, then the average wind shear s is given by the slope formula


S=(v2-v1)÷(h2-h1)


If the wind speed at ground level is 22 mi/hr and s has been determined to be 0.07, find the wind speed 185 feet above the ground.

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