The similarity principle - on using models correctly

L. Landberg, N.G. Mortensen, O. Rathmann, L. Myllerup

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    This paper will present some guiding principles on the most accurate use of the WAsP program in particular, but the principle can be applied to the use of any linear model which predicts some quantity at one location based on another. We have felt a need to lay out these principles out explicitly, due to the many, many users and the uses (and misuses) of the WAsP program. Put simply, the similarity principle states that one should chose a predictor site which – in as many ways as possible – is similar to the predicted site.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings CD-ROM. CD 2
    Number of pages3
    Place of PublicationBrussels
    PublisherEuropean Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
    Publication date2003
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    Event2003 European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition - Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 16 Jun 200319 Jun 2003


    Workshop2003 European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition


    • Wind modeling
    • Errors
    • WAsP
    • Wind atlas methodology
    • Similarity principle

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