Use of two-component Weibull mixtures in the analysis of wind speed in the Eastern Mediterranean

Akdag S. A. , Bagiorgas H. S. , Mihalakakou G.

APPLIED ENERGY, vol.87, no.8, pp.2566-2573, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2010.02.033
  • Journal Name: APPLIED ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2566-2573


The statistical characteristics of wind speed data recorded at nine buoys, located in Ionian and Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean) are analyzed in this paper, in order to present a more accurate method for estimation of wind speed characteristics, according to the suitability of the probability distribution functions (pdf). This article has focussed on wind regimes that present nearly zero percentages of null wind speeds The selected distributions for examination are the typical two-parameter Weibull wind speed distribution (W-pdf) and the two-component mixture Weibull distribution (WW-pdf), involving five parameters (two shape parameters, two scale parameters, and one proportionality parameter).