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Fig. 4 | Movement Ecology

Fig. 4

From: Flight speed and performance of the wandering albatross with respect to wind

Fig. 4

Polar diagrams showing estimates of wandering albatross airspeed (magnitude of flight velocity through the air or air velocity) with flight direction relative to the wind (colored dots). Each curve represents modeled airspeed averaged across the sexes as a function of relative wind direction for a specific wind speed as calculated with a linear model (Eq. 4). Colored airspeed values are associated with wind speeds within 1.5 m/s of the wind speed of each similarly colored model airspeed curve. The average wind speed is 9.0 m/s so the airspeed curve for this wind speed (light blue) is representative of average airspeeds. Across-wind components of air velocity are plotted against upwind components of air velocity

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