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Influence of Forest Cover on Wind Velocity

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Although wind is erratic and ethereal in character, it is a purely physical phenomenon, and as such follows definite physical laws. This report on observations of wind velocity in pine, brush, and grass cover types is offered to show that rather simple relations exist between the velocities at different heights. Figures and equations descriptive of the phenomenon are presented as an aid to the understanding of local wind movement in forested country.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: California Forest and Range Experiment Station, Maintained in cooperation with the University of California at Berkeley, Calif.

Publication date: June 1, 1940

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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