Daily wind speed harmonic analysis for Marmara region in Turkey

Sirdas S.

ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, vol.46, pp.1267-1277, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Presently exploited rates of fossil fuels are expected to deplete resources within the next 40-50 years. and consequently, human beings seek alternative energy resources that are clean. friendly to the environment and sustainable. Accumulation of carbon dioxide in the lower layers of the atmosphere may cause climate change and consequent occurrence of floods, intensive rainfalls and droughts. In order to reduce such dangerous effects all countries have to try to improve their energy resources quality and, if possible, to replace fossil fuels, such as coal, with the renewable alternatives of wind. solar and solar-hydrogen energies. Among these, wind power has a priori significance for Turkey. Wind time series depend very much on meteorological measurements of wind direction and velocity. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world. it is difficult to obtain such data for wind speed time series assessments.