Comparison of mast and boom wind speed and direction measurements on U.S. GATE B-scale ships by Katherine B Kidwell

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Published by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Data Service, Center for Experiment Design and Data Analysis in Washington .

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Subjects:

  • GARP Atlantic Tropical Experiment,
  • Winds -- Atlantic Ocean -- Remote sensing,
  • Winds -- Atlantic Ocean -- Measurement,
  • Ships

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 11-12)

Book details

StatementKatherine B. Kidwell, Ward R. Seguin
SeriesNOAA technical report ; EDS 28
ContributionsSeguin, Ward R., joint author, Center for Experiment Design and Data Analysis, United States. Environmental Data Service
The Physical Object
Pagination41 p. :
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15477072M

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Comparison of mast and boom wind speed and direction measurements on U. GATE B-scale ships / By Katherine B Kidwell, Ward R Seguin and Environmental Research Laboratories (U.S.).

Center for Experiment Design and Data Analysis. Comparison of mast and boom wind speed and direction measurements on US GATE B-Scale ships, Wind measurements made on ships are used for general navigation, maritime operations, and in. The Wind Speed and Direction sensors used in this method are commercially available models.

The measurement range of wind speed is typically 0 to kilometers per hour (kph) and wind direction is 0 to ° (degrees). The detection limit of the wind speed and direction. a meteorological (met.) mast. These measurements enabled us to make an analysis of the variation of the direction with altitude, i.e.

the wind direction shear. For this purpose, four years of wind direction measurements at two heights (60 m and m) were analysed with special respect to the diurnalAuthor: Nicolas Cariou, Rozenn Wagner, Julia Gottschall.

Relative wind direction (bow = deg) Aft Port Bow Stbd Aft Fig. Wind speed errors at the bow (solid lines) and main mast (dashed lines) anemometer sites as measured in wind tunnel studies of the CSS Dawson (Thiebaux, ). CFD model results are shown as a shaded circle for the bow anemometer site and a open.

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The measurement set up and the observed deviations in the ten minute wind speed measurements are described in this section. A method for extracting a correction factor from the observed wind speed measurement ratios obtained from two boom mounted cup anemometers is presented.

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Relative Humidity. The surface meteorological and radiation data for the four U.S. GATE B-Scale Ships Researcher, Gilliss, Dallas and Oceanographer Wind Boom Speed Mast Researcher IC 1,__ the processed ship heading and wind direction data have been deleted from the Phase III data sets to be archived in August.

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