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Title: Generation of a typical meteorological year

Abstract

Because of the need for a common meteorological data base for use in solar energy systems studies, a group has undertaken the task of developing a method for generating a typical meteorological year (TMY). The developed method has then been used to generate a TMY for each of the 26 SOLMET Rehabilitation Stations that have hourly data. The meteorological measures used in the present study to select the TMY were: dry bulb temperature, dew point temperature, wind velocity, and solar radiations on a horizontal surface--standard year corrected. Most SOLMET Stations have data available over a 23-year period beginning in 1953 and extending through 1975. The process used to select a TMY for a given station involves selecting, by statistical methods, one typical meteorological month (TMM) for each of the twelve calendar months from the 23 year period and catenating the twelve months to form a TMY. Thus, the TMY for each station consists of 12 months of actual meteorological data selected from the long term data base from that station, 23 years in most cases. A TMY at a given station could, for example, consist of January 1955, February 1966, March 1962, ... ... December 1973.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7013202
Report Number(s):
SAND-78-1096C; CONF-780639-1
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-04-0789
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Analysis for solar heating and cooling, San Diego, CA, USA, 27 Jun 1978
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; METEOROLOGY; ANNUAL VARIATIONS; STATISTICS; DATA; SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR FLUX; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; WIND; ENERGY; ENERGY SOURCES; INFORMATION; MATHEMATICS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; VARIATIONS; 140100* - Solar Energy- Resources & Availability

Citation Formats

Hall, I.J., Prairie, R.R., Anderson, H.E., and Boes, E.C. Generation of a typical meteorological year. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Hall, I.J., Prairie, R.R., Anderson, H.E., & Boes, E.C. Generation of a typical meteorological year. United States.
Hall, I.J., Prairie, R.R., Anderson, H.E., and Boes, E.C. Sun . "Generation of a typical meteorological year". United States.
@article{osti_7013202,
title = {Generation of a typical meteorological year},
author = {Hall, I.J. and Prairie, R.R. and Anderson, H.E. and Boes, E.C.},
abstractNote = {Because of the need for a common meteorological data base for use in solar energy systems studies, a group has undertaken the task of developing a method for generating a typical meteorological year (TMY). The developed method has then been used to generate a TMY for each of the 26 SOLMET Rehabilitation Stations that have hourly data. The meteorological measures used in the present study to select the TMY were: dry bulb temperature, dew point temperature, wind velocity, and solar radiations on a horizontal surface--standard year corrected. Most SOLMET Stations have data available over a 23-year period beginning in 1953 and extending through 1975. The process used to select a TMY for a given station involves selecting, by statistical methods, one typical meteorological month (TMM) for each of the twelve calendar months from the 23 year period and catenating the twelve months to form a TMY. Thus, the TMY for each station consists of 12 months of actual meteorological data selected from the long term data base from that station, 23 years in most cases. A TMY at a given station could, for example, consist of January 1955, February 1966, March 1962, ... ... December 1973.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
}

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