# Why does the tapered part of a Wing have such high coefficient of Lift?

If we take a Trapezoid wing shape as an example and see that it has low $$c_l$$ near the root of the wing and very high $$c_l$$ at the tip. The Lift generated, however, is reversed to the that of the $$c_l$$.

• The aviation SE site is a better option for aerodynamics questions. – Eric S Dec 23 '20 at 15:06
• i think you mean Cl not Ca? – kamran Dec 23 '20 at 20:13
• Indeed! I have corrected it. – Sherlock Homies Dec 23 '20 at 20:57
• Isn't this backwards? Lift comes from creating a greater wind speed above the wing than below, which would imply shape and area. – StainlessSteelRat Dec 24 '20 at 11:43