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Wind Direction Details

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Abbreviation
WD
What is it?
Wind direction indicates the direction from which the wind is originating. It uses a 360° (compass) scale wherein 0° (or 360°) indicates a north to south wind direction, 90° indicates east to west, etc. ). Wind direction is a meteorological (weather) parameter that allows us to better understand the behavior and impacts of air pollutants.
What does it do?
Collecting wind direction information allows us to infer the sources of pollutants associated with the ambient levels that are detected using other monitors. This can be helpful when trying to discern between impacts from industrial sources versus natural pollution sources, or to identify one source of impacts from several candidates.