National Geographic: Earth Getting Mysteriously Windier

Wind Planet Measurements Technological

The study, the first to look at wind speeds across such a significant swath of the planet, bolsters some previously findings, in accordance to study leader Ian Youthful, of the Swinburne College of Technological innovation in Melbourne, Australia.

"Some regional scientific tests had identified equivalent benefits, so we suspected there could be an escalating craze," Youthful explained.

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Bat-Like Sonar Tracks Wind Speeds

With the development of satellite and radar technological innovation, the planet's temperature and rainfall have been tracked like by no means before.

Other facets of the local climate, nonetheless, have not gotten as considerably interest.

To produce a file of wind measurements all around the planet, Young and colleagues assembled international satellite measurements dating back to 1985 ( via ).