Prediction of near-surface wind fields using the CSIR Varsha GCM

Arshad Shameem , C and Venkatesh, TN (2013) Prediction of near-surface wind fields using the CSIR Varsha GCM. In: Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, 2013-12-10, CSIR-SERC, Chennai.

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Estimation of wind speeds and direction a few days in advance is of importance for optimum use of wind-power. Numerical weather prediction models now have sufficient skill and can be used for making short-term forecasts. A proper assessment of the model skill at specific ground stations is required before their use. Using the Varsha GCM of CSIR-NAL, a study has been carried out comparing the simulations with observed winds at a few ground stations in Karnataka. A quantification of the accuracy of the forecast is made in this paper. We find that the model captures the overall trends in wind during a day well. The correlation with observations is reasonable up to three days in advance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wind-power;Numerical weather prediction;CSIR Varsha GCM;Weather forecast
Subjects: RENEWABLE ENERGY > Wind Energy
Depositing User: Mrs Manoranjitha M D
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 05:14
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2015 05:14

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