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Fig. 3 | Movement Ecology

Fig. 3

From: Wave-slope soaring of the brown pelican

Fig. 3

Using (5) we calculate the energetics of flight in GE. Minimum cost of transport as a function of flight height is plotted on the left hand y-axis, in black. Reduction in minimum cost of transport as a function of flight height is plotted on the right hand y-axis, in blue. Note that this compares flight at different airspeeds, as GE reduces the minimum cost velocity [17]

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