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European Wind Atlas

The European Wind Atlas was published in 1989 for the Commission of the European Communities by Risø National Laboratory. It is a hardback book of 656 pages with 16 colour maps and a data disk. The European Wind Atlas is:

A data bank of European wind climate: the book contains comprehensive wind statistics from more than 200 stations covering the entire EC (1989), plus colour maps of the wind resources of each EC country.

A handbook for regional wind resource assessment and local siting of wind turbines, including computational procedures for the effects of shelter, roughness and orography on power production.

The basis for reliable estimates of the wind resources in the EC countries (1989), whether on a regional scale or at a specific site.

Reference to the atlas is: Troen, I. and E.L. Petersen (1989). European Wind Atlas. ISBN 87-550-1482-8. Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde. 656 pp.

Overview map of the European wind resource based on the data of the European and other atlases

European on-shore wind resources at 50 metres a.g.l. for five different topographic conditions

European off-shore wind resources for five different heights above sea level

View the stations of the European Wind Atlas in Google Earth (click link and choose to Open)

View or download a list of corrections and additions to the European Wind Atlas (pdf-file, 20 KB)

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Last updated 09-12-2011