Correction of Land-Based Wind Data for Offshore Applications: A Further Evaluation

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  • 1 Coastal Studies Institute, School of Geoscience, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7527
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Abstract

A formula that linearly relates the difference in wind speed between onshore and offshore regions, as tested successfully in the Great Lakes region, has been revised and extended to other parts of the world. This formula is further substantiated theoretically by using an approximation of the equations of motion. Contribution of air–sea temperature difference to wind speed and direction, as well as the meteorological conditions under which this formula way be applied, are also evaluated.

Abstract

A formula that linearly relates the difference in wind speed between onshore and offshore regions, as tested successfully in the Great Lakes region, has been revised and extended to other parts of the world. This formula is further substantiated theoretically by using an approximation of the equations of motion. Contribution of air–sea temperature difference to wind speed and direction, as well as the meteorological conditions under which this formula way be applied, are also evaluated.

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