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Fig. 8 | Movement Ecology

Fig. 8

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

Fig. 8

Polar diagram showing curves of modeled ground speed (magnitude of ground velocity) as a function of relative wind direction for six different wind speeds (Eq. 5) calculated by adding estimated leeway velocity (0.51 times wind velocity, Eq. 2) to modeled air velocity (Eq. 4). The modeled ground-speed curve for 9.0 m/s wind speed (light blue) is representative of average ground speeds. Across-wind components of modeled ground velocity are plotted against upwind components of modeled ground velocity

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