wind mapping Articles

  • Noise mapping of industrial sources

    Noise is often one of the environmental variables where it seems more difficult to guarantee full compliance with legal limits in complex industrial situations and/or in other multi-source environments. This paper describes the application of noise mapping techniques to industrial sources, such as factories, power plants, wind farms, showing the potential of its use, both at the design stage as ...


    By dBLab, Lda

  • 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 ...


  • High resolution maps of nitrogen dioxide for the Province of Styria, Austria

    Knowledge about the spatial distribution of NO 2 concentrations is beneficial for setting up air quality measurement plans, assessing exposure, or in licensing procedures, where background concentration levels are required. Styria (16.400 km², 1.2 million population) is the second largest province in Austria. In order to take topographical effects on the pollutant dispersion into account, wind ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mapping the climate change industry-an ethical corporation special report

    Climate change has gone from being a marginal issue to being at the forefront of business leaders’ minds. The scientific evidence has been growing for years and 2007’s IPCC reports appear to have settled the debate about whether man-made climate change is happening. However, the issue’s move to the centre stage has come about thanks to a range of disparate events, including hurricanes Rita and ...

  • Terrex spatial survey & Map remote Australia - Case Study

    Surveyors in Australian Outback depend on rugged mobile technology to navigate and map remote regions in paperless field surveys. Challenge Navigate, survey and map remote regions in central Australia known for its bright sun and harsh winds. Solution A paperless field survey solution with Algiz 10X rugged tablets that can handle the ...


    By Handheld Group AB

  • Romania Wind Power Market Research Report to 2025, Update 2014

    RnRMarketResearch.com adds report “Wind Power in Romania, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its store.   “Wind Power in Romania, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), ...


  • Suzuki Wind Tunnel used for full-vehicle noise source identification case study

    The Suzuki name can be seen on a full range of motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors, and related products and is recognised throughout the world for quality products offering both reliability and originality. And Suzuki is always creating advanced ‘value-packed products’ for their customers. So, in 2006, as one of their investments, Suzuki’s R&D division built a new ...

  • Plasti-fab industrial shelter stands strong in the eye of 1989`s hurricane hugo

    Moncks Corner, South Carolina, was almost wiped off the map back when hurricane Hugo roared through (9/22/89).It was located just a few miles on the northeast side of the storm, 'which is the absolute worst place to be during a hurricane. The eye of the storm passed right through the town. When it hit South Carolina it had SUSTAINED winds of 140 MPH.' Hugo is the biggest, strongest hurricane to ...


    By Plasti-Fab, Inc.

  • Dispersion model input parameters from numerical weather prediction or synoptic observations

    Regulatory dispersion modelling uses hourly synoptic observations (OBS) from a nearby station. Alternatively, hourly Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) data are useable in air quality management. In parallel runs, OBS data and NWP (two grid scales, ∼60 km and ∼12 km) were input to the meteorological pre–processor of the Met Office NAME III dispersion model. Frequency distribution results for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geochemical studies to delineate topsoil contamination around an ash pond of a coal-based thermal power plant in India

    In the present study, an attempt was made to delineate soil contamination around the ash pond of a coal-based thermal power plant. The topsoil in the study area was found to be contaminated to varying degrees from ash disposal. The soil drawn from various profiles was largely contaminated by ash fall out, predominantly in the prevalent wind direction. Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni, Co, Mn, Cr, V and Ba were ...


    By Springer

  • Good looks Are not enough

    With its stringent exterior and interior noise testing programs, the FIAT Group gains competitive advantages in a market where customer satisfaction is the key to success. For its wind tunnel test programs, Brüel & Kjær is FIAT's preferred supplier covering the whole measurement chain – from microphones and accelerometers to the most advanced noisemapping solutions. The FIAT ...

  • Remote sensing of land degradation: experiences from Latin America and the Caribbean

    Received for publication April 6, 2009. Land degradation caused by deforestation, overgrazing, and inappropriate irrigation practices affects about 16% of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This paper addresses issues related to the application of remote sensing technologies for the identification and mapping of land degradation features, with special attention to the LAC region. The ...

  • WorldWaves wave energy resource assessments from the deep ocean to the coast

    Abstract WorldWaves is a global wave and wind climate package developed through EU and industry sponsorship over many years. The offshore data incorporates global hindcast and operational wave and wind data from ECMWF, validated and calibrated with independent satellite and buoy data worldwide. These data, which may comprise full directional wave spectra time series, are used as ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Model evaluation of RIMPUFF within complex terrain using an 41Ar radiological dataset

    The newly updated atmospheric dispersion model RIMPUFF is evaluated using routine releases of 41Ar from the former HIFAR research reactor located in Sydney, Australia. A large number of 41Ar measurements from a network of environmental gamma detectors are used to evaluate the model under a range of atmospheric stability conditions within the complex terrain area. Model sensitivity of input ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Visualizing the stories data can tell

    Scientists and technologists are turning numbers about everything from condors to ocean-floor contours into visual representations of environmental issues. We’re living in an era of Big Data, but too often it’s nothing more than a fire hose of numbers and data sets that most would have difficulty understanding. Increasingly, though, entities such as non-governmental ...


    By Ensia

  • Air pollution modelling of the Calabrian pine forests withered by the Yatagan thermal power plant, Turkey

    The emissions from the chimney of the Yatagan thermal power plant have caused a 3050-hectare forest to wither. Such air pollutants as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and fly ash are carried towards the Bencikdagi Calabrian pine forests on the prevailing north-east winds. To study these effects, the Q-Basic computer program developed for the Gaussian puff model was used with meteorological data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Remote sensing estimation of actual evapotranspiration and crop coefficients for a multiple land use arid landscape of southern Iran with limited available data

    The Gareh Bygone Plain is an arid area, south of Zagros Mountains, in Southern Iran, where a floodwater spreading project has been implemented for artificial recharge of groundwater. Knowledge/mapping of actual evapotranspiration for the mainland uses (natural pasture, irrigated crops and tree plantations) is of major importance for water management in this remote area. The Surface Energy ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling emission, concentration and deposition of sodium for Poland

    The aim of this paper was to calculate natural and anthropogenic emission of Na+ and to estimate, with the FRAME model, annual air concentration and deposition of Na+ for the domain covering Poland. Calculations of natural emissions included marine emission and wind blown dust from land. Anthropogenic emission was calculated for both ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A case study for evaluating potential soil sensitivity in aridland systems

    Globally, ecosystems are subjected to prolonged droughts and extreme heat events, leading to forest die‐offs and dominance shifts in vegetation. Some scientists and managers view soil as the main resource to be considered in monitoring ecosystem responses to aridification. As the medium through which precipitation is received, stored and redistributed for plant use, soil is an important factor ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Simulation of the impact on carbon monoxide concentration resulting from replacing a signalised intersection with a roundabout

    This work studies the impact of the substitution of a traffic light for a modern roundabout on carbon monoxide concentration. The estimate of CO concentration is made by means of the CAL3QHC dispersion model, considering only passenger vehicles as emitting sources. Local traffic and meteorological parameters had been adopted and the emission factors had been estimated using CMEM emission model. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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