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anemophobia.

wind

pronounced WIN'd Vox populi The rushing of air from one point to another, generally induced by differences in land temperature. See Fire wind.

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A popular term for the result of air swallowing by greedy babies. Air swallowed along with a feed becomes compressed by PERISTALSIS and may cause COLIC and much crying. Slower feeding, dill water and silicone polymer oils, to reduce surface tension and form froth, are helpful.

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Q. second wind My cousin is an experienced aerobic for nearly 2 years. She does vigorous exercises. How a ''second wind'' affects her and what is it?

A. The term ‘second wind is mostly known to the people who are related to the fitness. No matter how fit you are, the first few minutes into vigorous exercise you'll feel out of breath, and your muscles may ache. Your body isn't able to transport oxygen to the active muscles quickly enough. As a result, your muscles burn carbohydrates an aerobically, causing an increase in lactic acid production. Gradually, your body makes the transition to aerobic metabolism and begins to burn nutrients (carbohydrates and fats) aerobically. This shift over to aerobic metabolism coincides with your getting ''back in stride'' (a.k.a. the ''second wind''). The more you train and the more fit you become, the sooner you will get your ''breath'' back and reach an aerobic steady state that you can maintain for a relatively extended duration.

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The drawback of this quantity is that its both components and therefore also its modulus (average air flow speed [([U.sup.2] + [V.sup.2]).sup.1/2]) may vanish (and the direction may become meaningless) for several realistic wind fields (e.g., perfectly isotropic systems or jets of alternating direction) while the classical wind speed and wind rose provide sensible information for such cases.
We hypothesize, from the results of the synoptic composites, that anomalous sources of warm or cold air might be seen through monthly wind rose frequencies.
WRPLOT View: Wind rose plots for meteorological data.
The consequences of the increased temporal resolution on the directional distribution of winds (the wind roses) are generally larger because of the ambiguity in obtaining the wind direction from longer recordings.
Although the average direction is used in some serious studies (for example in [12] for relatively short time intervals), one is strongly advised to use the frequency of occurrence of winds from different directions (the wind rose).
This choice is particularly useful if an individual is armed with a wind rose and compass.
In January the wind roses near the surface differ at Jokioinen and Harku, but the directional distribution is similar at midnight and noon.
The particular appearance of the corresponding peak in the wind rose and the potential maximum speed for such winds is somewhat different for different measurement sites [11].
At Pakri the HIRLAM wind rose is somewhat shifted to larger angles (clockwise) in comparison with the measured angular distribution.