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Main Title Coastal Zone Wind Energy. Part II: Validation of the Coastal Zone Wind Power Potential. A Summary of the Field Experiment.
Author Garstang, M. ; Pielke, R. A. ; Snow, J. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health Research.;Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Dept. of Environmental Sciences.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number PNL-3904; AC06-76RL01830;
Stock Number DE82008867
Additional Subjects East Coast ; Gulf Coast ; Wind ; Aircraft ; Anemometers ; Balloons ; Coastal Regions ; Data Analysis ; Resource Potential ; Thermometers ; USA ; Wind Power ; ERDA/170100
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  DE82008867 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 48p
Procedures have been developed to determine the wind power potential of the coastal region from Maine to Texas. The procedures are based upon a climatological analysis and a mesoscale numerical model. The results of this procedure are encouraging but need to be tested. In January to February 1980 a field measurement program was carried out over the Delmarva Peninsula centered on Wallops Island and extending into the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay to provide an observational basis on which to test our wind assessment methods. The field experiment is described. Listings of the measurements made by aircraft, tethered balloon, rawinsonde kites, tower mounted anemometry and surface thermometry are given together with sample results. The analysis of these data and the comparison between them and the model predicted fields are presented. (ERA citation 07:043181)