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Re: "wind rose"/ Nigeria

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The wind rose shows the relative frequency of the direction the wind is coming from.  It can also show the ranges and percentages in wind speeds during the time period.  I assume that you need the 3 second gust or fastest mile wind velocity for determining the lateral forces on a structure.  I am not sure how you can use the wind rose to determine these velocities.  For more information on wind roses, see:

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/climate/windrose.html
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bro/roshelp.htm

raincat1(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
We have a project in Nigeria, and the we were given a "wind rose" for wind loading. Anyone familiar with the use of the "wind rose"? Thanks for any input!
 
Rainier Catubig
San Diego, California