Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) Station and Site Description Report

Niels Gylling Mortensen, Jens Carsten Hansen, Mark C. Kelly, Eric Prinsloo, Eugéne Mabille, Steve Szewczuk

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As part of the “Wind Atlas for South Africa” project, site inspection trips were carried out by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Risø DTU in April and June of 2011. A total of 10 sites featuring instrumented 60-m masts were visited; the present report summarises the findings of the site inspection teams. The main results are descriptions and documentation of the meteorological masts, instruments and site conditions. For each site, the location and magnetic declination have been determined, as well as the sensor boom directions on the mast. Elevation maps have been constructed to show the surrounding terrain and photos taken to document the land cover. Finally, the observed wind roses and wind speed distribution as of 1 October 2013 are shown.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRoskilde
PublisherDTU Wind Energy
Number of pages72
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-93278-13-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
SeriesDTU Wind Energy E


  • DTU-WInd-Energy-E-0071
  • DTU-WInd-Energy-E-71

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