Backing Wind

What is Backing Wind?

Backing Wind meaning in Safety terms is

  • According to the American Meteorological Society, in the Northern Hemisphere, a wind that rotates in the counterclockwise direction with increasing height. In fire management usage, in the Northern Hemisphere, a wind that rotates in the counterclockwise direction over a given time period (normally a few hours). Source: http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Backing%20wind

 

reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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