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Hour of Peak Windspeed

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Type:

Input Variable

Units:

none

Symbol:

ϕ

Typical Range:

14 - 16

 

The hour of peak windspeed is the hour of the day that tends to be the windiest, on average. The article on diurnal pattern strength describes how HOMER calculates this value.

 

We calculated the hour of peak wind speed for each of the 239 weather stations in the TMY2 data set. The histogram below shows the resulting distribution. You can see the measured values themselves in the table of measured wind parameters.

 

graphics_data-wind-histogram-hpw

 

See also

Diurnal Pattern Strength

One-Hour Autocorrelation Factor

Weibull k Value

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