KudoZ home » Spanish to English » Science (general)

velocidad del viento


Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
21:37 Oct 22, 2007
This question was closed without grading. Reason: Other

Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Science (general)
Spanish term or phrase: velocidad del viento
Hola!! Estoy traduciendo este texto y me encuentro con "velocidad del viento" que instintivamente traducí por "wind speed". Sin embargo, algo me dijo que mejor buscara si este término era correcto. Llegué a la Wikipedia y me confundió un poco, pues al parecer debería utilizar "speed of wind" sin embargo, no entiendo muy bien la razón y como tengo esa duda, además de una segunda opción "wind velocity", acudo a ustedes, a ver si me pueden ayudar.

Mil gracias!!!

Aquí va el contexto:

"Durante el año 2005, la concentración de este ion se incrementó en casi un 50% con respecto a los otros dos años, debido probablemente a un cambio en el patrón normal de vientos de la ciudad que repercutió en la capacidad de remoción de los contaminantes generados en la misma.
Al aplicar el análisis de componentes principales se obtuvieron dos factores que explican aproximadamente el 65% de la varianza total, el primer factor PC1, señala una fuerte relación entre la velocidad del viento y los niveles de cloruro en PM10 indicando la naturaleza marina de este ion. El segundo factor PC2, relaciona el sulfato, nitrato y PM 10 evidenciando el origen predominantemente antropogénico de los mismos."
Hellen Varela-Fdez.
Costa Rica
Local time: 20:05

Summary of answers provided
4 +13wind speed
Michael Powers (PhD)

Discussion entries: 4



2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +13
wind speed

Mike :)

Note added at 4 mins (2007-10-22 21:41:44 GMT)

You first instinct was right. "weed speed" with "science" yields nearly 1.7 million hits.

Science Projects - Wind Speed Indicator
Energy Quest is the California Energy Commission's energy and environmental education site for students, parents and teachers.
www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/anemometer.html - 12k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
NASA/Marshall Solar Physics
The solar wind speed is high (800 km/s) over coronal holes and low (300 km/s) over ... Its measurements of the solar wind speed, magnetic field strength and ...
solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/SolarWind.shtml - 19k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
NOW with Bill Moyers. Science & Health. Wind Power Primer | PBS
Science and Health:. Wind Power Now ... Wind speed can fluctuate. The wind speed can be too fast or slow which means that electricity is not produced. ...
www.pbs.org/now/science/wind.html - 29k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Miami Museum of Science-Measuring Wind Speed
Measuring Wind Speed. At one time, sailors would use flags and streamers to measure the strength of the ... Science Learning Network / Inquiry Resources ...
www.miamisci.org/hurricane/windscale.html - 6k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Wind power-Key text
The second reason is that advances in wind power science and technology are ... in a place where the wind speed is high, as well as reasonably constant. ...
www.science.org.au/nova/037/037key.htm - 12k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Mars Pathfinder - Science - Windsocks On Mars
Mars Pathfinder Science Results ... of this and two lower wind socks have been used to estimate characteristics of the wind speed boundary layer profile. ...
mars.jpl.nasa.gov/MPF/science/windsocks.html - 6k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE: Wind Data: A Promise in Peril -- Kelly 303 ...
Science Careers - Biotechnology Jobs, Molecular Biology Jobs, ... That is, for the same wind speed, the backscatter is larger when ocean currents oppose the ...
www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/303/5660/962 - Similar pages - Note this
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE: Wind Data: A Promise in Peril -- Kelly 303 ...
That is, for the same wind speed, the backscatter is larger when ocean currents .... The editors suggest the following related resources on Science sites: ...
www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sci;303/5660/962 - Similar pages - Note this
NDBC - NDBC Science Education Pages
NDBC Science Education Pages. Why isn't there a linear relationship between wind speed and wave height? Wave Diagram First, we know from the previous ...
www.ndbc.noaa.gov/educate/pacwave_ans.shtml - 14k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
Ulysses - Science - Primary Mission Results
Solar Wind Speed - Thumbnail Solar Wind Speed from South Pole to North Pole: The ... Origin of the Solar Wind From Composition Data, Space Science Rev. ...
ulysses.jpl.nasa.gov/science/mission_primary.html - 22k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 21:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Notes to answerer
Asker: Gracias Michael por tu aporte!!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Cesar Serrano
1 min
  -> Thank you, Cesar - Mike :)

agree  Aida GarciaPons
2 mins
  -> Thank you, Aida - Mike :)

agree  Sergio Gaymer
2 mins
  -> Thank you, Sergio - Mike :)

agree  Adriana Penco
6 mins
  -> Thank you, arte5577 Mike :)

agree  irishpolyglot
8 mins
  -> Thank you, irishpolyglot - Mike :)

agree  R-i-c-h-a-r-d
10 mins
  -> Thank you, Richard - Mike :)

agree  swisstell: a pro question?
12 mins
  -> Thank you, SwissTell - Mike :)

agree  Juan Jacob: Así lo tradujiría yo si fuera pregunta pro.
14 mins
  -> Thank you, Juan - Mike :)

agree  kmkrowens
15 mins
  -> Thank you, kathleen - Mike :)

agree  Robert Forstag
24 mins
  -> Thank you, Robert - Mike :)

agree  Terry Burgess
43 mins
  -> Thank you, Terry - Mike :)

agree  Brian McDougall
55 mins
  -> Thank you, Brian - Mike :)

neutral  ael: I think she´s asking about this: "Wind speed" should not be confused with the Speed of Wind. Analogous to the Speed of Sound or the Speed of Light, the Speed of Wind, at 3.1 meters/second, is a constant used..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_speed
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, ael - Mike :)

neutral  bigedsenior: The number of hits is irrelevant. 'Speed' and 'velocity' are NOT the same, although erroneously interchanged more often than not. Speed is a scalar quantity; velocity is a vector qauntity. They can be equal to each other or diff't accord'g to applic'n
3 hrs
  -> Thank you, bid Ed - Mike :)

neutral  Dr. Roy Bheekha: Fully agree with bigedsenior and would suggest wind velocity
8 hrs
  -> Thank you, Dr. Bheekha - Mike :)

agree  JEAN HUTCHINGS: nothing wrong with wind speed.
10 hrs
  -> Thank you, Jean - Mike :)
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Return to KudoZ list

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search