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Database on Wind Characteristics - Structure and Philosophy

Hansen Kurt Schaldemose; Larsen Gunner Christian

The main objective of IEA R&D Wind Annex XVII - Database on Wind
Characteristics - is to provide wind energy planners and designers, as well as the international
wind engineering community in general, with easy access to quality controlled measured wind
field time series observed in a wide range of environments. The project partners are Sweden,
Norway, U.S.A., The Netherlands, Japan and Denmark, with Denmark as the Operating Agent.
The reporting of IEA R&D Annex XVII falls in three separate parts. Part one deals with the
overall structure and philosophy behind the database, part two accounts in details for the
available data in the established database bank and part three is the Users Manual describing
the various ways to access and analyse the data.
The present report constitutes the first part of the Annex XVII reporting, and it contains a
detailed description of the database structure, the data quality control procedures, the selected
indexing of the data and the hardware system.

Funded by the Danish Energy Agency, ENS-1363/98-0037
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