Unidirectional vertical wind shear

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unidirectional vertical wind shear

(Sometimes referred to as rectilinear wind shear.) The situation in which the vertical wind shear vector does not change direction with height.

Presented on a hodograph, unidirectional shear appears as a straight line. Unidirectional vertical wind shear does not always indicate unidirectional winds, since a straight-line hodograph can result from many different wind profiles.

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