wind assessment Articles

  • New methods for measuring the wind

    Although computer models of wind flow over terrain have improved dramatically in the past few years, there is still no substitute for data recorded at the site. So you want to build a wind farm. Good for you. With the global drive towards a low carbon economy, it is surely the right way to go for many individuals, companies and, indeed, Governments around the world. As information from the ...


  • Amassing Wind Information

    Wind is a variable resource, but not an indecipherable one. Second Wind encourages harnessing the full range of wind sensing technologies that are available today. When it comes to wind information, much attention is focused on the choice of wind measurement technology and data collection practices in wind resource assessment and project design. Right now, wind data plays a limited role in the ...


  • Assessment and Reporting on Soil Erosion

    Untitled Document This report presents the results of a peer review of work on soil erosion carried out by the EEA up until 2001. It also summarises the conclusions of an expert ...

  • The C3—an alternative anemometer for resource assessment

    Executive Summary. Second Wind Inc. is pleased to offer a new standard anemometer for resource assessment that incorporates industry proven geometry and features. The new three-cup anemometer, the Second Wind Model C3, is physically similar to a popular anemometer designed by Maximum, Inc. and used in the wind industry for more than 30 years. However, the C3 employs more durable materials ...


  • Wind resource assessment using numerical weather prediction models and multi–criteria decision making technique: case study (Masirah Island, Oman)

    The Authority for Electricity Regulation in Oman has recently announced the implementation of a 500 kW wind farm pilot project in Masirah Island. Detailed wind resource assessment is then required to identify the most suitable location for this project. This paper presents wind resource assessment using nested ensemble numerical weather prediction (NWP) model's approach at 2.8 km resolution and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regulatory models for environmental impact assessments in Hungary

    This paper describes the methodology and input requirements of environmental impact assessments regulated in Hungary by national standards for more than 10 years. The main characteristics are (a) various models simulate the impact of point, multi-source, line and area sources on local, urban and regional scales, (b) design transmission matrices are readily available for the greater part of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Atmospheric environmental impact assessment modelling in France

    The most widely accepted model of atmospheric dispersion for impact assessment in France is the Gaussian model of Doury. The Centre d'Etudes Atomiques (CEA) and Electricite de France (EDF) have developed their own software systems, which include several compatible or nested meteorological, trajectory, and dispersion codes. These systems are fitted to the various atmospheric scales from regional ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of particulates in the urban atmosphere of Sao Carlos, Brazil

    A survey on the concentration of particulate matter in the urban atmosphere was carried out in the city of Sao Carlos, Brazil. Five sites were selected for data collection one in the city centre (high concentration of people and automotive vehicles), three in industrial areas, and one at the interface with the countryside. The particle size distribution and mass concentration, temperature, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chemometrics in the assessment of local and trans-boundary air pollution

    This paper provides the results and assessment of local and transboundary pollution in the Pozna metropolitan area and at the Wielkopolski National Park, Poland. Precipitation that occurred simultaneously in both locations was collected and the analyses such as H+, F−, Cl−, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing the Impacts of the Iran Nuclear Deal on Climate Change

    Introduction On July 14, 2015, the international economic boycott levied against Iran was scheduled to conclude. In concert with the European Union and the P5+1, the Islamic Republic agreed to a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) whereby its capacity for nuclear development would be dramatically curtailed. Among other requirements, Iran is mandated, for a period of 15 years, to ...


    By Climate Institute

  • A comparative study of two-equation turbulence models for simulating microscale wind flow

    Numerical modelling of turbulence plays a crucial role in providing accurate microscale wind fields which are necessary to predict transport and dispersion of pollutants in the vicinity of buildings reliably. Although more elaborate turbulence models have been developed, two-equation turbulence models are widely applied in atmospheric flow and dispersion models. The large CPU time required for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Radar remote sensing of wind-driven land degradation processes in northeastern Patagonia

    Received for publication February 27, 2009. Wind-driven land degradation negatively impacts on rangeland production and infrastructure in the Valdes Peninsula, northeastern Patagonia. The Valdes Peninsula has the most noticeable dunefields of the Patagonian drylands. Wind erosion has been assessed at different scales in this region, but often with limited data. In general, terrain features caused ...

  • Numerical simulations of the wind flow and ozone formation during the Heilbronn ozone experiment

    The Heilbronn ozone experiment was aimed at investigating the impact of short-term local-scale interventions on peak ozone levels during summer smog periods. The measures taken were estimated to lead to considerable reductions of road traffic emissions, but to only smaller reductions of industrial emissions. Model simulations with the European Zooming Model (EZM) were performed for assessing the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dispersion models and air quality data for population exposure assessment to air pollution

    Evaluating the extent of exposure to chemicals in absence of continuous measurements of their concentration in air and direct measures of personal exposure is crucial for epidemiological studies. Dispersion models can be a useful tool for reproducing spatio-temporal distribution of contaminants emitted by a specific source. However, they cannot easily be applied to short-term epidemiological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing the impact of particulate matter sources in the Milan urban area

    The Chemical Mass Balance (CMB) receptor model of the US-EPA was applied to PM10 data obtained during a field study performed in the Milan urban area, including daily average concentrations, element and ion concentrations. Two chemical fingerprints were estimated to characterise total traffic emissions and diesel engine exhaust emissions. Four main source groups were identified: road traffic, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Gaussian puff model with optimal interpolation for air pollution modelling assessment

    A Gaussian plume model was modified to simulate the dispersion of non-reactive air pollutants under non-homogeneous wind conditions through a multi-puff approach. It was applied to the city of Lisbon and evaluated by comparison with measured sulphur dioxide data, showing a reasonable skill to estimate the transport and dispersion of pollutants under complex wind field and different atmospheric ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Chinese energy chains for Shandong electricity scenarios

    The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) performed for the China Energy Technology Program (CETP) has established streamlined environmental inventories of coal, nuclear, natural gas, and wind energy systems for supply of electricity to Shandong province with a 20 years time horizon. This paper deals with selected results for air pollutants obtained for the current coal technology and the comparison of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sizing the clean economy: a national and regional green jobs assessment

    The "green" or "clean" or low-carbon economy-defined as the sector of the economy that produces goods and services with an environmental benefit-remains at once a compelling aspiration and an enigma. As a matter of aspiration, no swath of the economy has been more widely celebrated as a source of economic renewal and potential job creation. Yet, the clean economy remains an enigma: hard to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Military Activities During the Yugoslavia Conflict

    1. Executive Summary Assessment Method:The study was carried out over a period of ten days by a team of expert staff from the Regional Environment Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) and other contracted country experts. A framework was prepared by REC headquarters and the REC's country offices in the five selected countries gathered information and data. Additional ...

  • Site Vulnerability Assessments for Facilities That Use, Store, or Transport Chemicals

    In response to pressing issues facing the new Department of Homeland Security, over 15,000 chemical and industrial plants may have to evaluate their vulnerability to terrorist attack and improve countermeasures at their facilities. Federal lawmakers are considering two bills requiring facilities to submit site security plans: the Chemical Security Act (Senate Bill S. 157, reintroduced in January, ...


    By AECOM

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