Confluence

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The rate at which adjacent flow is converging along an axis oriented normal to the flow  at the point in question.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It is the opposite of [[diffluence]]. In [[natural coordinates]] the confluence may be measured by  <div class="display-formula"><blockquote>[[File:ams2001glos-Ce25.gif|link=|center|ams2001glos-Ce25]]</blockquote></div> where ''V'' is the speed of the [[wind]], the ''n'' axis is oriented 90&deg; clockwise from the direction of the  [[wind vector]], ''V''<sub>''n''</sub> is the wind component in the ''n'' direction, and &#x003c8; is the [[wind direction]], measured  in degrees clockwise from the reference direction.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The rate at which adjacent flow is converging along an axis oriented normal to the flow  at the point in question.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It is the opposite of [[diffluence]]. In [[natural coordinates]] the confluence may be measured by  <div class="display-formula"><blockquote>[[File:ams2001glos-Ce25.gif|link=|center|ams2001glos-Ce25]]</blockquote></div> where ''V'' is the speed of the [[wind]], the ''n'' axis is oriented 90&#x000b0; clockwise from the direction of the  [[wind vector]], ''V''<sub>''n''</sub> is the wind component in the ''n'' direction, and &#x003c8; is the [[wind direction]], measured  in degrees clockwise from the reference direction.</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 16:56, 20 February 2012


[edit] confluence

The rate at which adjacent flow is converging along an axis oriented normal to the flow at the point in question.

It is the opposite of diffluence. In natural coordinates the confluence may be measured by
ams2001glos-Ce25
where V is the speed of the wind, the n axis is oriented 90° clockwise from the direction of the wind vector, Vn is the wind component in the n direction, and ψ is the wind direction, measured in degrees clockwise from the reference direction.

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