Wind Velocity Vertical Extrapolation by Extended Power Law

Zekai Şen, Abdüsselam Altunkaynak, Tarkan Erdik
2012 Advances in Meteorology  
Wind energy gains more attention day by day as one of the clean renewable energy resources. We predicted wind speed vertical extrapolation by using extended power law. In this study, an extended vertical wind velocity extrapolation formulation is derived on the basis of perturbation theory by considering power law and Weibull wind speed probability distribution function. In the proposed methodology not only the mean values of the wind speeds at different elevations but also their standard
more » ... ions and the cross-correlation coefficient between different elevations are taken into consideration. The application of the presented methodology is performed for wind speed measurements at Karaburun/Istanbul, Turkey. At this location, hourly wind speed measurements are available for three different heights above the earth surface.
doi:10.1155/2012/178623 fatcat:nhv3mo63efeh7aqsi4bghu2toq