Wind Atlas Generation

The observed wind climate can be transformed into a so-called regional wind climate, also referred to as a wind atlas data set. In a regional wind climate, the wind observations have been 'cleaned' with respect to the site-specific conditions at the anemometer site. The regional wind climate is thus site-independent and the wind distributions have been reduced to certain standard conditions.

  • observed wind climate + site description —> regional wind climate (wind atlas data sets)

The wind atlas window in WAsP shows the mean wind speed and mean power density for 20 different standard classes, defined by the height above ground level and the roughness length:

You can read more about WAsP and the Wind-Atlas-Methodology.