21 Posts in 9 Topics by 5 membersJump to:
Welcome to Decagon's online forum. Find answers to common questions for Decagon personnel and other users. If this is your first visit, you will need to register before you can post. However, you can browse all messages below.
|Page: 1||Go to End|
|Author||Topic:Measurements from Utah State University station||1313 Views|
1 August 2011 at 1:10pm Last edited: 1 August 2011 1:15pm
1. In the website usu.edu, the wind speed is measured below the roof level of the building. Does this mean that you are measuring it at a lower hight, which could be influnced by the buildings around it?
1 August 2011 at 6:31pm
Yes, the campus Environmental Observatory is too close to the building on the north side to get an unobstructed measurement of wind speed. Fortunately, we rarely have winds out of the North. Wind also varies with height above the ground so we typically measure wind in one place, at one height, and model the velocity at other heights and other locations.
As you indicate, the "siting" of this station is not ideal, but it is more than 30 meters from obstructions. This is the best we could do and still have it in the center of campus where the students and faculty can all see the data being collected.
|Go to Top|
Currently Online: There is nobody online.
Welcome to our latest member: dotskulls