Monday while on the top of Mt. Moosilauke in the windy conditions, I was thinking about what factors affect wind speed on the summit of a mountain.
Does the shape of the mountain make a difference? Does it act like an airplane wing speeding up the wind as it goes over? Is is partially dependent on the elevation you are at? Does wind just go faster up high? Or is it more the shape of the surroundings funneling the air properly to increase the speed?