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Using Remote Sensing to Estimate Offshore Wind Resources Joe Kastner ESM 266 May 21, 2005
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Introduction Objective Perform preliminary assessment of West Coast. Questions Can it be done? QuikSCAT - SeaWinds How can it be used? Relevance Pollution Existing proposals Oil rigs
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Method and Data Sources Method Satellite scatterometer (QuikSCAT) Surface roughness = wind velocity. Theoretical fluid mechanics Adjust for height (classification) Create wind potential maps 3-day average (RGB) Long-term average (Band Math) Highlight >Class VI (Density Slice) Compare to bathymetry maps Data Sources SeaWinds QuikScat data JPL (http://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/) Bathymetry Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC – San Diego http://topex.ucsd.edu/marine_topo/mar_topo.html = o o z z z z u u 1 2 1 2 ln ln
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What is Quikscat - SeaWinds?
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