Wind prospector's instrument Metadata

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  • Main Title Wind prospector's instrument


  • Author: Ekstrom, P.A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Verholek, M.G.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1978-04-01


  • English


  • Content Description: In the initial evaluation of a prospective wind turbine site, wind measurements must be made at that site. The report describes an inexpensive data collection device consisting of a microprocessor unit that can be used to record such measurements, producing statistical summaries of wind behavior at the site. Prospectors have often used analogous devices to locate deposits of mineral resources; thus, this device is called a wind prospector's instrument.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 16


  • Keyword: Renewable Energy Sources 170100* -- Wind Energy-- Resources & Availability (Climatology)
  • Keyword: Energy Sources
  • Keyword: Site Selection
  • Keyword: Availability
  • STI Subject Categories: 440300 -- Miscellaneous Instruments-- (-1989)
  • Keyword: Microprocessors
  • Keyword: Meteorology
  • Keyword: Power
  • Keyword: Wind Power
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Data Acquisition Systems
  • Keyword: Wind
  • STI Subject Categories: 17 Wind Energy
  • STI Subject Categories: 47 Other Instrumentation
  • Keyword: Prospecting


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: PNL-2514
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-06-1830
  • DOI: 10.2172/6435839
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6435839
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1206213


  • Display Note: Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.