Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program: WAsP 12 Help Facility

Niels Gylling Mortensen*, Duncan N. Heathfield, Ole Steen Rathmann, Morten Nielsen

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Abstract

The Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) is an MS Windows program for horizontal and vertical extrapolation of wind climates. The program contains a complete set of models to calculate the effects on the wind of sheltering obstacles, surface roughness changes and terrain height variations. The analysis part consists of a transformation of an observed wind climate (wind speed and direction distributions) to a generalised wind climate (wind atlas data set). The generalised wind climate can subsequently be applied for estimation of the wind climate and wind power potential, as well as for siting of specific wind turbines and wind farms. The WAsP Help Facility includes a Quick Start Tutorial, a User's Guide and a Technical Reference. It further includes descriptions of the WAsP Climate Analyst, the WAsP Map Editor tool, the WAsP Turbine Editor tool, and various other tools and scripts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRisø, Roskilde, Denmark
PublisherDTU Wind Energy
Number of pages251
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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