The results of wind speed and direction measurements carried out in the Lower
Sioux Community during the twelve~month period from November 1, 1995, to October
31, 1996, are reported. The measurement were performed using six wind anemometers
and six wind direction vanes installed at four sites in the community. The data presented
include the monthly averages of the semi~hour1y wind speeds and of their cubes, monthly
wind roses, the probability distributions of the wind speeds and the parameters of Wei bull
distributions fitted to them, turbulence intensity data, and total energy roses for each
The data are presented so as to streamline a comparison with wind energy data at
other area sites where comparable records may be available. Possible sites and
methodology for such a comparison and errors which may arise in a potential
extrapolation of the twelve-month record to longer time periods are discussed.
Farell, Cesar; Ellis, Christopher R..
Wind Energy Feasibility and Energy Education Project Lower Sioux Community.
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.
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