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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  A windmill style of anemometer
  A: Sea breeze (occurs at daytime), B: Land breeze (occurs at night)
  Tumbleweed blown against a fence
  Mountain wave schematic. The wind flows towards a mountain and produces a first oscillation (A). A second wave occurs further away and higher. The lenticular clouds form at the peak of the waves (B).

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Tumbleweed blown against a fence
  RAF Exeter airfield on 20 May 1944, showing the layout of the runways that allow aircraft to take off and land into the wind
  Mountain wave schematic. The wind flows towards a mountain and produces a first oscillation (A). A second wave occurs further away and higher. The lenticular clouds form at the peak of the waves (B).
  A rock formation in the Altiplano, Bolivia, sculpted by wind erosion

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  Benjamin Franklin's map of the Gulf Stream
  This wind turbine generates electricity from wind power.
  Wind, from the Tacuinum Sanitatis
  Mountain wave schematic. The wind flows towards a mountain and produces a first oscillation (A). A second wave occurs further away and higher. The lenticular clouds form at the peak of the waves (B).

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  RAF Exeter airfield on 20 May 1944, showing the layout of the runways that allow aircraft to take off and land into the wind
  Winds are part of Earth's atmospheric circulation.
  This wind turbine generates electricity from wind power.
  A: Sea breeze (occurs at daytime), B: Land breeze (occurs at night)

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Tumbleweed blown against a fence
  Hodograph plot of wind vectors at various heights in the troposphere, which is used to diagnose vertical wind shear
  Mountain wave schematic. The wind flows towards a mountain and produces a first oscillation (A). A second wave occurs further away and higher. The lenticular clouds form at the peak of the waves (B).
  An occluded mesocyclone tornado (Oklahoma, May 1999)

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Mountain wave schematic. The wind flows towards a mountain and produces a first oscillation (A). A second wave occurs further away and higher. The lenticular clouds form at the peak of the waves (B).
  This wind turbine generates electricity from wind power.
  Wind, from the Tacuinum Sanitatis
  Damage from Hurricane Andrew

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Mountain wave schematic. The wind flows towards a mountain and produces a first oscillation (A). A second wave occurs further away and higher. The lenticular clouds form at the peak of the waves (B).
  Possible future for Earth due to the planetary wind: Venus
  Wind, from the Tacuinum Sanitatis
  An occluded mesocyclone tornado (Oklahoma, May 1999)

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  An occluded mesocyclone tornado (Oklahoma, May 1999)
  Wind plotting within a station model
  A windmill style of anemometer

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  The plasma in the solar wind meeting the heliopause
  Tumbleweed blown against a fence
  Benjamin Franklin's map of the Gulf Stream
  A rock formation in the Altiplano, Bolivia, sculpted by wind erosion

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Tumbleweed blown against a fence
  A: Sea breeze (occurs at daytime), B: Land breeze (occurs at night)
  A windmill style of anemometer
  Possible future for Earth due to the planetary wind: Venus
















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