One Year of Vertical Wind Profiles Measurements at a Mediterranean Coastal Site of South Italy

Claudia Roberta Calidonna, Daniel Gullì, Elenio Avolio, Stefano Federico, Teresa Lo Feudo, Anna Maria Sempreviva

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To exploit wind energy both onshore and offshore in coastal area the effect of the coastal discontinuity is important. The shape of the vertical wind profiles and the related c parameter of the Weibull distribution are impacted by the atmospheric internal boundary layers developing from the coast along the wind direction. Here, we present first results: one year of vertical wind speed and direction profiles, monitoring programme at a South Mediterranean coastal site with a wind Lidar ZephIr (ltd). Daily variation of wind speed and direction vertical profiles, vertical Weibull wind distribution c parameter and wind rose are here showed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Pages (from-to)121-127
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEuropean Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015 - Austria Center Vienna , Vienna, Austria
Duration: 12 Apr 201517 Apr 2015


ConferenceEuropean Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015
LocationAustria Center Vienna
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© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license


  • Wind
  • Zephir
  • Coastal site
  • Breeze
  • Weibull analysis

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