A Brief Study on the Characteristics of Tropospheric Wind Energy over Wuhan Based on Certain Energy Materials
By analysing the wind data observed by radiosonde during 2000-2002 in Wuhan, zonal and meridional wind velocity, wind shear and energy were discussed. A winter maximum and a summer minimum of the zonal wind velocity which pace up and down between the height of 10-15km was found. The weaker variation of the meridional wind reflects the seasonal variation of gravity wave activity in the lower atmosphere. The energy variation show a trend stronger in winter and spring then in other seasons. A winter maximum and a summer minimum in the troposphere and lower stratosphere was also found, which ranged in similar height range as wind velocity. As a result, a strong correlation between horizontal wind velocity and kinetic energy can be infered.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
W. Li et al., "A Brief Study on the Characteristics of Tropospheric Wind Energy over Wuhan Based on Certain Energy Materials", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 63-64, pp. 519-522, 2011