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Title: Project Ahupua'a: solar meteorological field measurements on the island of Hawaii, Summar 1978. 1. Narrative

Abstract

Instrumented vans monitored meteorological elements related to solar energy on the island of Hawaii between 1 June and 7 July 1978. The measurement program consisted of four phases. The first two concentrated on insolation and its attenuation by orographic and sea breeze cloud. The others considered wind power potential. In addition to mobile platform measurements, supporting data were collected including satellite imagery, ground-based photography, radiometric data, and rawinsonde data. A number of significant deviations from anticipated normal conditions occurred. These included a series of unusually clear days on windward Mauna Loa, anomalous convective precipitation over a leeward desert, and the passage of the remnants of a tropical storm. Plans for detailed analysis are briefly outlined. It is apparent that mesoscale interactions between island features and the trade winds must be documented before solar energy resources can be properly assessed.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu (USA). Dept. of Meteorology
OSTI Identifier:
5858437
Report Number(s):
UHMET-79-01
ON: DE82004969
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-77ET20184
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; HAWAII; INSOLATION; WIND; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CLOUD COVER; IMAGES; METEOROLOGY; PHOTOGRAPHY; RAIN; RESOURCE POTENTIAL; VELOCITY; WEATHER; NORTH AMERICA; USA; WESTERN REGION; 140100* - Solar Energy- Resources & Availability; 170100 - Wind Energy- Resources & Availability (Climatology)

Citation Formats

Schroeder, T.A. Project Ahupua'a: solar meteorological field measurements on the island of Hawaii, Summar 1978. 1. Narrative. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Schroeder, T.A. Project Ahupua'a: solar meteorological field measurements on the island of Hawaii, Summar 1978. 1. Narrative. United States.
Schroeder, T.A. Thu . "Project Ahupua'a: solar meteorological field measurements on the island of Hawaii, Summar 1978. 1. Narrative". United States.
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abstractNote = {Instrumented vans monitored meteorological elements related to solar energy on the island of Hawaii between 1 June and 7 July 1978. The measurement program consisted of four phases. The first two concentrated on insolation and its attenuation by orographic and sea breeze cloud. The others considered wind power potential. In addition to mobile platform measurements, supporting data were collected including satellite imagery, ground-based photography, radiometric data, and rawinsonde data. A number of significant deviations from anticipated normal conditions occurred. These included a series of unusually clear days on windward Mauna Loa, anomalous convective precipitation over a leeward desert, and the passage of the remnants of a tropical storm. Plans for detailed analysis are briefly outlined. It is apparent that mesoscale interactions between island features and the trade winds must be documented before solar energy resources can be properly assessed.},
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