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shear link
      #75470 - Sat Jun 09 2007 05:04 PM

can someone please direct me to any links showing the wind shear in various locations? the satellite water vapor loops seem to be the best i've got to go on. also, i am confused as to why wind shear is regularly referred to as "vertical" wind shear. can someone try to explain?

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Re: shear link [Re: spinup]
      #75471 - Sat Jun 09 2007 05:37 PM

UW CIMSS offers an excellent source of regularly updating shear analysis. I highly recommend them for checking on wind shear. LINK I suggest playing around with the site, and also closely looking over everything it has to offer. It should start to make sense after a bit.

You may be hearing shear referred to in terms of "vertical" owing to changes of wind speed and/or direction with height.

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Re: shear link [Re: spinup]
      #75485 - Sat Jun 09 2007 11:57 PM

Here is another link from UNISYS that you may find helpful. Note that the '00' (current windshear) can be replaced with 12, 24, 36 or 48 for a forecast of the windshear.

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