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THE CLASSIFICATION OF WIND REGIMES IN IRAN

AUTHOR/S: A. GANDOMKAR
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2009

9th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2009, www.sgem.org, SGEM2009 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 14-19, 2009, Vol. 2, 399-404 pp

ABSTRACT

Knowing wind energy and its features can help programmers in using this clean, free
and renewable energy. Iran is located in the west wind region, and the common wind
direction is from north-west to south-west in Iran. But in some regions of Iran, due to
special regional conditions as well as the synoptic factors of atmosphere, the wind
direction is different from the common wind direction in Iran. The wind speed is also
higher than the average speed of west winds.

Based on the statistics from wind speed and direction in 120 synoptic stations, Iran is
divided into ten big wind classes each of which regarding windspeed and direction has
its own special features during different times of year. Some of these classes are windy
during the whole year, some in special periods and some others are windy at special
hours of day and night and some are not windy at all.

Keywords: Multivariate analyses, Cluster analyses, Windy regimes, wind speed and direction