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Global winds...getting less?

Postby Toby » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:25 pm

found this and wanted to share...a graph about the global winds over the past years...getting less!

A Tarifa local told me, many years ago Tarifa had much more wind than nowadays.
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Re: Global winds...getting less?

Postby dracop » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:02 pm

Far too short of a sample set given the population size for it to mean anything. Heck even on that chart you can see a similar decline in the 90s before it went back to the chart's more typical range.

Granted, you gotta wonder if all of those wind turbines aren't eating up our wind :P

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Re: Global winds...getting less?

Postby boardjockey » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:20 pm

Toby wrote:found this and wanted to share...a graph about the global winds over the past years...getting less!

A Tarifa local told me, many years ago Tarifa had much more wind than nowadays.
I have heard the same thing from long timers on Maui. It's been steady foiling wind on the North Shore this week.

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Re: Global winds...getting less?

Postby Hawaiis » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:23 pm

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Re: Global winds...getting less?

Postby tautologies » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:33 pm

Its important to not generalize local weather patterns to global trends.

Toby: Where did you find the graph and what does it show?

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Re: Global winds...getting less?

Postby NYKiter » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:05 pm

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Re: Global winds...getting less?

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Re: Global winds...getting less?

Postby NYKiter » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:46 pm

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Re: Global winds...getting less?

Postby consumer » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:26 am

that's scary but i'd like to see the analysis done with the same year-span. The first two spans are averages over 10 years, and the last one is approximately ~3.5 years. I think they should all be broken down into 4 year averages.

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Re: Global winds...getting less?

Postby BWD » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:56 am

NYKiter wrote:Image
meanwhile in the antarctic...
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