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Harry Moses
Hugh G. Daubek

Towers distort the wind flow and thereby may produce errors in wind speed and direction measurements obtained by anemometers mounted on them. To study this effect, a comparison was made of 5000 hourly wind observations obtained from each of two Aerovanes operating simultaneously. One was mounted on a lattice-type tower and the other was mounted on a utility pole free from the tower wind-shadow effect. Both instruments were located at the meteorological field site of the Argonne National Laboratory. The results show that there was a substantial reduction in the wind speed indicated by the tower-mounted anemometer when the wind passed through the tower before being measured. For some wind directions, the tower-mounted anemometer gave speed readings appreciably higher than those of the reference anemometer. Wind-direction measurements were also affected. The data indicate that for precise work the tower wind-shadow effect must be considered.

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Edward Ryznar
Dennis G. Baker
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Harry Moses

Twenty-five meteorological stations are in operation inland from two nuclear power plants located on the Lake Michigan shoreline in southwestern lower Michigan. Their purpose is to provide data to enable meteorological effects of mechanical-draft cooling towers at the Palisades Nuclear Plant and a once-through cooling system at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant to be evaluated. Temperature, relative humidity, and precipitation are measured at all stations, total solar radiation and wind velocity at four, and visibility at three. The stations, equipment, and calibration methods are described, and examples of types of meteorological analyses are presented.

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