WIT Press


Results Of Wind Field Project MISTRAL And Application For Planning And Emergency Response

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR960501

Volume

14

Pages

12

Published

1996

Size

1,331 kb

Author(s)

F. Gassmann, W. Feller, O. Schaub, K. Kamber, N. Moussiopoulos & V. Megariti

Abstract

During 1991-92, 50 meteorological stations measured wind, temperature and humidity in a 1200 km^ investigation area around Basel, where many side valleys and mountain ridges form a complex orography. The data set was ana- lysed for turbulence characteristics and wind field classes, that can be conti- nuously monitored by a small number of "representative" on-line stations. The results of Kaufmann and Weber (J.Appl.Meteor., 1996) show that it is possible to assign every observed wind field (one-hour averages) to one of 12 classes. Implementation of their classification into emergency planning would consi- derably improve emergency response during inadver

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