Wind resource assessment: San Nicolas Island, California

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San Nicolas Island (SNI) is the site of the Navy Range Instrumentation Test Site which relies on an isolated diesel-powered grid for its energy needs. The island is located in the Pacific Ocean 85 miles southwest of Los Angeles, California and 65 miles south of the Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS), Point Mugu, California. SNI is situated on the continental shelf at latitude N33{degree}14` and longitude W119{degree}27`. It is approximately 9 miles long and 3.6 miles wide and encompasses an area of 13,370 acres of land owned by the Navy in fee title. Winds on San Nicolas are prevailingly northwest ... continued below

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McKenna, E. & Olsen, T.L. January 1, 1996.

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  • McKenna, E. National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
  • Olsen, T.L. Timothy L. Olsen Consulting, (United States)

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San Nicolas Island (SNI) is the site of the Navy Range Instrumentation Test Site which relies on an isolated diesel-powered grid for its energy needs. The island is located in the Pacific Ocean 85 miles southwest of Los Angeles, California and 65 miles south of the Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS), Point Mugu, California. SNI is situated on the continental shelf at latitude N33{degree}14` and longitude W119{degree}27`. It is approximately 9 miles long and 3.6 miles wide and encompasses an area of 13,370 acres of land owned by the Navy in fee title. Winds on San Nicolas are prevailingly northwest and are strong most of the year. The average wind speed is 7.2 m/s (14 knots) and seasonal variation is small. The windiest months, March through July, have wind speeds averaging 8.2 m/s (16 knots). The least windy months, August through February, have wind speeds averaging 6.2 m/s (12 knots).

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OSTI as DE96000515

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jan 1996

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  • Other: DE96000515
  • Report No.: NREL/TP--442-20231
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/205058 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 205058
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664955

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McKenna, E. & Olsen, T.L. Wind resource assessment: San Nicolas Island, California, report, January 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664955/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.