Weather Tidbits: Power of Wind
Let’s talk about the power of wind in this Weather Tidbits. The power or speed of wind can be determined; by using a formula involving the weight and area of the object, along with a numerical constant and a square root. The equation explains that the heavier and larger it covers, the more wind is required to move the object. A few examples used involve a maple leaf to be blown laterally at 3 mph; while a garbage needs near 30 mph and an average human near 70 mph.