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Abstract

A mass consistent variational formulation was elaborated upon, for an objective analysis of local and regional scale wind fields. A numerical solution is performed after a three dimensional discretization by finite elements. Sensitivity tests emphasized the importance of weighting factors such as K which defines the relative contributions of the over/around wind components over complex terrain. The method is then tested for the island of Hawaii using climatological data and finally is tested in comparison with a mesoscale model. Moreover, intercomparison with WAFT model developed in the framework of the contract SR014-UK are undertaken, on various meteorological situations.

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Authors: CANEILL J Y, ELECTFICITE DE FRANCE, CHATOU (FRANCE);UNIVERSITE DE CLERMONT-FERRAND (FRANCE);GRANIER J P, ELECTFICITE DE FRANCE, CHATOU (FRANCE);UNIVERSITE DE CLERMONT-FERRAND (FRANCE);RACHER P, ELECTFICITE DE FRANCE, CHATOU (FRANCE);UNIVERSITE DE CLERMONT-FERRAND (FRANCE);ROSSET R ELECTFICITE DE FRANCE, CHATOU (FRANCE), ELECTFICITE DE FRANCE, CHATOU (FRANCE);UNIVERSITE DE CLERMONT-FERRAND (FRANCE);UNIVERSITE DE CLERMONT-FERRAND (FRANCE), ELECTFICITE DE FRANCE, CHATOU (FRANCE);UNIVERSITE DE CLERMONT-FERRAND (FRANCE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9678 EN (1985) MF, 141 P., BFR 300, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 705, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123048700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en