Wind-direction analysis in coastal mountainous sites: An experimental study within the Gulf of Corinth, Greece

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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The wind potential around several coastal areas within the Gulf of Corinth has been studied and an experimental analysis implemented accentuates the level of significance that local winds have in wind farm development and planning. The purpose of this study was to examine wind direction of coastal areas based on field measurements and correlate the results with ruggedness and distance. Four coastal mountainous areas, situated within the Gulf of Corinth, were examined and simulated results were compared to measurements aiming in explaining substantially the wind direction profile. Understanding wind flow interdependent not only from local wind, but also in the wider area of large mountains masses is of great importance for estimating wind resource in rough coastal terrain. In the present paper wind resource analysis results impose new views on the relation among masts’ horizontal distance, difference of ruggedness index, and wind direction in coastal sites.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Pages (from-to)157-169
StatePublished - 2012


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