Wind measurements for wind energy applications. A review

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    A review is given of the error sources and uncertainties in cup and sonic anemometry. In both cases the effects of the tower, boom and other mounting arrangements, as well as the siting of the anemometer, should be considered carefully. Cup anemometer measurements are inherently biased due to the turbulent nature of the wind, but these errors can be neglected in many applications if a well-designed, fast-responding anemometer is used. The response characteristics of sonic anemometers are fairly complicated. Based on wind tunnel investigations and field comparisons some of the associated errors are identified and their magnitude assessed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWind energy conversion 1994
    EditorsG. Elliot
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherMechanical Engineering Publications Limited
    Publication date1994
    Publication statusPublished - 1994
    Event16th British Wind Energy Association Conference - Stirling, United Kingdom
    Duration: 15 Jun 199417 Jun 1994


    Conference16th British Wind Energy Association Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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