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Spatial and temporal characteristics of wind and wind power off the coasts of Brittany


The main objective of this paper is to thoroughly examine the remotely sensed wind characteristics around the coasts of Brittany as well as some more specific areas. The offshore wind power potential is then assessed. To achieve this objective, information on wind speed and direction with sufficient spatial and temporal sampling under all weather conditions and during day and night is required. This study uses more than 12 years (December 1999–December 2012) of consistent remotely sensed data retrieved from the ASCAT and QuikSCAT scatterometers to estimate the conventional moments and associated wind distribution parameters. The latter are comparable to wind observations from meteorological stations. Furthermore, combining in-situ and scatterometer wind information enables an improved assessment of the spatial and temporal wind structures at specific locations of interest to be made. The wind statistical results are used to study the spatial and temporal patterns of the wind power. Although the main parameters characterizing wind power potential such as mean, variability, maximum energy, wind speed and intra-annual exhibit seasonal features, significant inter-annual variability is also depicted. Furthermore, differences are found between the wind power estimated for northern and for southern Brittany.


keyboard_arrow_right Titre : Spatial and temporal characteristics of wind and wind power off the coasts of Brittany
keyboard_arrow_right Type de documentation : Articles
keyboard_arrow_right Auteur(s) personne(s) : Croize-Fillon Denis, Bentamy Abderrahim
keyboard_arrow_right Date de publication : 20 juin 2014
keyboard_arrow_right Editeur(s) : Elsevier
keyboard_arrow_right Tags thématiques : eaux côtières, énergie éolienne
keyboard_arrow_right Mots-clés libres : Wind/Energy/Scatterometer/Remote sensing/Brittany
keyboard_arrow_right Langue : Français
keyboard_arrow_right N° d'édition (ISBN,DOI...) : DOI : 10.1016/j.renene.2014.01.012
keyboard_arrow_right Collection : Renewable Energy

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