Wind Resource Estimation using QuikSCAT Ocean Surface Winds

Qing Xu, Guosheng Zhang, Yongcun Cheng, Qiyan Ji, Lei Wang, Yanan Zhao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Abstract

In this study, the offshore wind resources in the East China Sea and South China Sea were estimated from over ten years of QuikSCAT scatterometer wind products. Since the errors of these products are larger close to the coast due to the land contamination of radar backscatter signal and the complexity of air-sea interaction processes, an empirical relationship that adjusts QuikSCAT winds in coastal waters was first proposed based on vessel measurements. Then the shape and scale parameters of Weibull function are determined for wind resource estimation. The wind roses are also plotted. Results show the difference of wind climates in the two regions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21th. International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
Publication date2011
Pages506-510
ISBN (Print)978-1-880653-96-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Maui, Hawaii, United States
Duration: 19 Jun 201124 Jun 2011
http://www.isope.org/conferences/conferences.htm

Conference

Conference21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, Hawaii
Period19/06/201124/06/2011
Internet address

Keywords

  • East China Sea
  • QuickSCAT
  • Wind resource
  • South China Sea
  • Scatterometer

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Wind Resource Estimation using QuikSCAT Ocean Surface Winds'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this