Winds in Urban Areas

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WINDS IN URBAN AREAS

  • average wind speed is lslower in urban areas because of powerful frictional drag in cities due to the urban profile of a variety of heights if buildings, unlike in rural areas where there is far less friction.

Size and shape of buildings

single buildings push air upwards and around the sides of the building (lee of building). On the windward

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