Visualizing Lake Michigan Wind
A wind resource assessment buoy, residing in Lake Michigan, uses a pulsing laser wind sensor to measure wind speed and direction offshore up to a wind turbine hub-height of 175m and across the blade span every second. Understanding wind behavior would be tedious and fatiguing with such large data sets. However, SAS/GRAPH® 9.4 helps the user grasp wind characteristics over time and at different altitudes by exploring the data visually. This paper covers graphical approaches to evaluate wind speed validity, seasonal wind speed variation, and storm systems to inform engineers about the energy potential of Lake Michigan offshore wind farms.
Clark, Aaron, "Visualizing Lake Michigan Wind" (2014). 2014 Presentations. 16.