Yes, google was surprisingly unhelpful on "inches of wind". It was the reference to pipe organs that google provided that made it click with me. Quaint is the word but from the tables provided in Ed's last url ref. it appears to have a real application with infiltration and load in the building/construction industry.gaining_age wrote: ↑Tue May 30, 2017 11:48 amI have been having several interesting questions on the table and don't always have time to sort through all that come across my plate. In this case, I was trying to identify as a "near neighbor" and that not all around these parts use that quaint phrasing--- as such, I'm not familiar with the background. I did a brief search on it and found no details. I did not find info in CRC either. Cest le vie.Rusty wrote: ↑Mon May 29, 2017 3:38 pmThat's all you have to say? Physicists, pfff. I would have guessed that you'd take some interest in explaining. There's an interesting question on the table.gaining_age wrote: ↑Fri May 26, 2017 11:54 amNot all of us.Goose55 wrote: ↑Fri May 26, 2017 11:37 am
I think the measure (inches of wind) is really measuring dynamic pressure due to wind speed and it's inches-Aqueous or Inches-Aq that is actually being measured in an instrument. It's the dynamic pressure, due to air movement or wind, required to suspend inches of water in a tube. I don't know what the instrument looks like. This is not static pressure eg atmospheric pressure being measured. This measure appears to be most often used with big Church pipe organs where the air pressure, or wind, is required to make sounds in the pipes. I would guess that there is (or one can derive) an equation that relates Inches-Aq to wind speed. Do you have a table of inches of wind vs. wind speed, Goose?
Raining here. Grey. Yechh.
When Goose tells us he has 3"-4" of wind he's apparently saying he's got Beaufort scale 12 hurricane winds over 75 mph (according to the table provided by Ed). That's some figure of speech. Perhaps a reference table would be helpful so that you folks know when to pray for Goose and his home. I think he also mentioned 6" of wind at one point which apparently corresponds to wind speeds over 100 mph. I'll bet he ties down the stummels airing out in the backyard in those conditions. Stay tuned, more Goose weather, and a Goose lexicon are planned.