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Old 17th December 2009, 02:40 AM   #14
Ken
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After seeing carlosgp5's post, I looked a little deeper. It seems that all the "white cap" formation information on the web is based on the Beaufort scale and they all say that at Force 3 (7-10 knots), white caps begin to form. I don't know if it is at the bottom or top end of the range, but if there is a specific wind speed in knots where caps begin to form, it would be good to know. I have always used the 10 knot rule, but if caps form in less than 10 knots, it would be interesting to know the exact wind speed.
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