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Mesoscale contribution to available wind power potential

Lyons, T.J. (1989) Mesoscale contribution to available wind power potential. Solar Energy, 42 (6). pp. 483-485.

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An analysis of the distribution of hourly wind speeds for a typical southern Australian coastal site illustrates that mesoscale forcing dominates available wind energy during the summer. It contributes an equivalent amount of energy, on a mean monthly basis, during this time as synoptically driven systems do in the winter. Thus, within this region, the extension of site-specific observations to a regional wind assessment requires the incorporation of mesoscale influences.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 1989 Elsevier Ltd
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