NASA On Air: NASA's Data Shows A Windy World (3/10/2015)
LEAD: Where is the windiest region of the world?
1. NASA’s assimilation of wind measurements from ship buoys and satellites show a global view of winds, especially over the oceans.
2. There are strong winds over the Atlantic.
3. Take a closer look at the Roaring Forties in the Southern Hemisphere. This is a region that circles the globe with wide-open oceans. Here winds easily howl at 30 meters per second, or 65 miles per hour.
TAG: One hundred and fifty years ago 'clipper' sailing ship captains used these windy zones as long distance 'express lanes’.
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center