Extreme wind atlases of South Africa from global reanalysis data

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Abstract

Extreme wind atlases of South Africa were developed using three reanalysis data and recently developed approaches. The results are compared with the maps produced using standard wind measurements over the region. It was found that different reanalyses with the same approach provide similar spatial distribution of the extreme wind with coarse resolution data giving smaller extreme winds. The CFSR surface winds at 38 km horizontal resolution provides the best spatial distribution of the extreme winds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceeding of the 6th European African Conference on Wind Engineering
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event6th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering - Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jul 201311 Jul 2013
Conference number: 6

Conference

Conference6th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering
Number6
LocationRobinson College
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period07/07/201311/07/2013

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