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• Teacher&apos;s note: This topic could be extended by asking pupils to write descriptions of each intensity of wind on the Beaufort scale. Worksheets: The worksheet Beaufort Scale accompanies this slide.
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1. 1. Wind
2. 2. What can you tell from the picture?
3. 3. What is wind? <ul><li>Refers to the movement of air over the surface of the Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Warm air rises, cool air sink </li></ul>
4. 5. What do you think he is doing?
5. 8. Measuring of wind speed <ul><li>Wind speed is measured using an anemometer . </li></ul>
6. 9. Beaufort Scale <ul><li>Wind speed can be estimated by sight. This can be done by referring to the Beaufort Scale . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By looking at the effect of the wind on the landscape and cross-referencing it to the scale, the speed of the wind can be approximated. </li></ul></ul>
7. 10. Beaufort scale It uses a scale from 0 to 12 . The Beaufort scale measures wind intensity using the effects of wind to estimate its speed. 0 on the scale means there is no wind . How is wind speed estimated without an anemometer? 12 indicates hurricane conditions .
8. 11. How you tell wind direction? <ul><li>Is shown by a freely moving pointer on a wind vane. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. if the wind is blowing from the east, the pointer will point to the east. </li></ul>
9. 12. Where is a wind vane placed?
10. 13. Where is a wind vane placed? <ul><li>Placed on a high and open place such as rooftop. </li></ul><ul><li>There is very little obstruction to the flow of the wind. </li></ul><ul><li>The wind direction can be seen clearly by everyone. </li></ul>
11. 14. What is a wind rose?
12. 15. <ul><li>Which direction does the wind blow most often from? </li></ul><ul><li>Which direction had the least number of day of wind blowing from? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the number ‘4’ stand for? </li></ul>
13. 16. Wind rose <ul><li>Each of the small squares represents the days of the month where wind was observed to blow from. </li></ul><ul><li>The longer the arm, the more frequent the wind is blowing from this certain direction. This known as the prevailing wind direction. </li></ul><ul><li>The number in the centre of the rose is the number of days where no wind was blowing during the period of observation. </li></ul>