On the Use of Reanalysis Data for Wind Resource Assessment

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The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Program's wind resource assessment group located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, is to improve the characterization of the wind resource in many regions of the world in support of the U.S. wind energy industry. NREL characterizes the level of the available wind resource at wind turbine hub heights (typically 30 m to 50 m above ground level) using wind power density, expressed in units of Watts per square meter. Wind power density values are frequently used to classify the wind resource level with the ... continued below

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Schwartz, M. N. & George, R. L. November 19, 1998.

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The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Program's wind resource assessment group located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, is to improve the characterization of the wind resource in many regions of the world in support of the U.S. wind energy industry. NREL characterizes the level of the available wind resource at wind turbine hub heights (typically 30 m to 50 m above ground level) using wind power density, expressed in units of Watts per square meter. Wind power density values are frequently used to classify the wind resource level with the higher wind power classes assigned to areas with high power density values. NREL has developed a wind assessment methodology to produce wind resource maps useful for wind prospecting and wind energy project implementation. The methodology integrates information from global climatic data sets and also involves a critical meteorologic analysis of the climatic data. It is in the context of the critical meteorological analysis and the automated mapping system that we plan to evaluate the usefulness of Reanalysis data for wind assessment purposes.

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  • 11th Applied Climatology Conference; American Meteorological Society, Dallas, TX (US), 01/10/1999--01/15/1999; Other Information: Supercedes report DE00010425; PBD: 19 Nov 1998

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-500-25610
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10425
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620405

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Schwartz, M. N. & George, R. L. On the Use of Reanalysis Data for Wind Resource Assessment, article, November 19, 1998; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620405/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.