The mast on the house

L. Landberg

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    Abstract

    An often encountered problem when preparing the basic input data for a wind atlas is the correction for the influence of the house or hut on which the mast - whose data forms the basis of this wind atlas - is placed. The paper will describe an experiment, where this problem has been addressed. The knowledge gained will be used to give guide-lines as to the use of the WASP program to correct the observations. Should the house/hut simply be treated as an extension of the mast, should the house/hut be treated as a hill with speed-up effects, or should the house/hill be ignored completely? The paper will show that the house/hut should indeed be treated as a hill with speed-up effects. Placing meteorological masts on houses or huts is common practice in quite a few countries in the world. The problem is therefore one which most people involved in detailed wind resource assessment will face sooner or later.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWind energy conversion 1997
    EditorsR. Haunter
    Place of PublicationBury St. Edmunds
    PublisherMechanical Engineering Publications
    Publication date1997
    Pages167-172
    ISBN (Print)1-86058-082-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    Event19th British Wind Energy Association Conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 16 Jul 199718 Jul 1997
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    Conference19th British Wind Energy Association Conference
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityEdinburgh
    Period16/07/199718/07/1997
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    Landberg, L. (1997). The mast on the house. In R. Haunter (Ed.), Wind energy conversion 1997 (pp. 167-172). Mechanical Engineering Publications.