On use of remotely sensed land surface data from satellite for preliminary wind resource assessment

Sapre, AV (1990) On use of remotely sensed land surface data from satellite for preliminary wind resource assessment. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Wind resource assessment is an essential per-requisite for economic harnessing of wind energy. Although collection of wind data at a site over a period of time is necessary, localisation of such a site in itself is a task considering the vast land surface having different terrain features. This calls for a preliminary assessment of wind velocity based on meteorological information, land surface conditions and terrain features. Topographic maps and agricultural and forest data are normally used for understanding the land surface. This brief report discusses the possibility of using satellite imagery as a supplementary tool to assess the land surface. Possible uses of satellite data products in land cover and terrain analysis, underlying advantages, image interpretation methodology and expected refinements in satellite data collection and analysis in future, of relevance to wind resource assessment, are briefly outlined.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Complex terrain;Image interpretation;Remote sensing;Satellite imagery;Topographic features;Wind resources
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Wind Energy Programme
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2012 16:25
    Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 14:36
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10192

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