Beaufort scale

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S: (last access: 4 July 2015); (last access: 4 July 2015).

N: 1. The Beaufort Scale was invented by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857) in 1805 to help sailor describe the wind conditions at sea. It has since been adapted for use on land. By using this chart a person can gauge wind speed. The use of instruments that can accurately measure wind speed has superseded the scale, however it is still in popular use.
2. Wind force scale, originally based on the state of the sea, expressed in numbers from 0 to 12.
3. Cultural Interrelation: We can mention the book Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry (2005) written by Scott Huler.

S: 1. (last access: 4 July 2015). 2. METEOTERM/IMV/WMO (consulta: 4 July 2015). 3. (last access: 4 July 2015); (last access: 4 July 2015).


CR: low-pressure area, storm.