A FINITE ELEMENT FORMULATION OF A VARIATIONAL PROCEDURE OF WIND FIELD ADJUSTMENT OVER COMPLEX TERRAIN
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.
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
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