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A synoptic classification for wind power potential in the southwest of Western Australia

Lyons, T.J. and Foster, I.J. (1989) A synoptic classification for wind power potential in the southwest of Western Australia. Australian meteorological magazine, 37 (1). pp. 47-53.

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Abstract

A synoptic classification based on the criteria of gradient wind direction, curvature of isobars and pressure trends for the southwest of Western Australia is related to wind power potential. During summer, mesoscale sea-breeze circulations provide a significant contribution to wind power potential during periods of weak synoptic gradients. In winter, synoptic forcing is the dominant mechanism. Observations at Perth and Esperance infer that mesoscale forcing is an important source of wind power potential.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Copyright: (c) authors
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2217
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