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13 October 2008 China offshore wind energy resources assessment with the QuikSCAT data
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With the data, which were obtained from the SeaWinds scatterometer on board the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) QuikSCAT satellite (12.5km*12.5km available from 1999 to current daily orbit swath), the China offshore region were studied (105-135° E 15-45° N). Because swath location is not fixed, interpolation was applied to get a fixed grid with 0.1° resolution. We calculate and analysis China offshore wind resources effective density of wind energy (EDWE) at 10 meters high above the sea level. And find that EDWE is rich in offshore area. The highest EDWE is in Taiwan Strait and North and South of the strait, with the EDWE 600-800W/m2, the next highest is East China Sea and South China Sea. The lowest EDWE is Yellow Sea and Bohai bay, less than 400W/m2. And several other wind energy resource-rich areas are: 1)the north of Bohai Bay, with wind power density more than 800 w/m2 decline to the south, 2)the East China Sea area the power density above 400 w/m2 increase to the southward. Guangdong coastal waters are rich in wind resources energy.
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Jingwei Xu, Yong Luo, Xiuzhi Zhang, and Rong Zhu "China offshore wind energy resources assessment with the QuikSCAT data", Proc. SPIE 7105, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2008, 71050B (13 October 2008);


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