Station and Site Description Report for Four Meteorological Masts in the Northern Cape Province

Eugéne Mabille, Eric Prinsloo, Leon Prinsloo, Niels G. Mortensen, Jens Carsten Hansen

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Abstract

As part of the “Wind Atlas for South Africa Phase 3” project, site inspections were carried out by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and DTU Wind Energy in October of 2019. Observers from the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI),the Department of Mineral Resources & Energy (DMRE) as well as two observers from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) also attended.. Two sites featuring instrumented 60-m masts were visited; the present report summarises the findings of the site inspection teams. The results from the other two sites (Pofadder and Strydenburg) were recorded during the same inspection trip, but only carried out by CSIR personnel. The main results are descriptions and documentation of the meteorological masts, the measurement and recording instruments and the site conditions. For each site, the location and magnetic declination have been determined, as well as the instrument boom directions on the mast. Elevation maps have been constructed to show the surrounding terrain and photos taken to document the land cover. The observed wind rose and wind speed distribution is to be calculated after a full year’s data has been recorded.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSouth Africa
PublisherCSIR
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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