• synonyms

wind rose

  1. a map symbol showing, for a given locality or area, the frequency and strength of the wind from various directions.
  2. a diagram showing the relation of wind direction to other weather conditions at a given location.
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Origin of wind rose

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Historical Examples of wind rose

  • The wind-rose for the entire period of observation (Fig. 104) clearly expresses this fact.

    The Andes of Southern Peru

    Isaiah Bowman

  • To the ceiling of the observing room there is affixed a wind-rose, R, on which the arrow reproduces all the motions of the vane.

British Dictionary definitions for wind rose

wind rose

  1. a diagram with radiating lines showing the frequency and strength of winds from each direction affecting a specific place
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