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# Is it true that if Earths atmosphere was 10 times thicker that a 10 mph wind would feel like a 100 mph wind?

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It's essentially true. You'd have 10 times the mass hitting you. Venus has an atmosphere about 90 times thicker than Earth's at it's surface - a gentle breeze there would feel like trying to fight an ocean current at a depth of 300 feet on Earth...

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But it's not kinetic energy we're talking about, it's impulse - the striking of particles against matter, which is based on the change of momentum - mv.