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General Technical Report
Title: WNDCOM: estimating surface winds in mountainous terrain
Author: Ryan, Bill C.
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-RP-73. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 10 p
Station ID: GTR-PSW-073
Description: WNDCOM is a mathematical model for estimating surface winds in mountainous terrain. By following the procedures described, the sheltering and diverting effect of terrain, the individual components of the windflow, and the surface wind in remote mountainous areas can be estimated. Components include the contribution from the synoptic scale pressure gradient, the sea breeze, the slope wind, and the valley wind. For each component, a brief description, the data and information needed for estimation, and step-by-step procedures are provided.
Key Words: surface wind, mountain wind, wind model, mathematical model, southern California
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Ryan, Bill C. 1983. WNDCOM: estimating surface winds in mountainous terrain Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-RP-73. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 10 p.
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