The Resource Investigating near-surface wind fields as influenced by low-level jet occurrences in Missouri, by Marc R. Dahmer, (electronic resource)

Investigating near-surface wind fields as influenced by low-level jet occurrences in Missouri, by Marc R. Dahmer, (electronic resource)

Label
Investigating near-surface wind fields as influenced by low-level jet occurrences in Missouri
Title
Investigating near-surface wind fields as influenced by low-level jet occurrences in Missouri
Statement of responsibility
by Marc R. Dahmer
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Renewable energy sources remain a topic of increasing importance in today's society. One possible source is the utilization of wind energy. As such, the objectives of this study were to investigate and classify the character of low-level jet (LLJ) in Missouri and determine whether near-surface wind fields are enhanced at times when the LLJ is active. Upper-air observations at Springfield, Missouri (SGF), from 01 May 2003 to 30 April 2004, were analyzed to determine the cases that satisfied our criteria. This analysis was also conducted to expand understanding of the monthly frequency, intensity, height, and direction of the LLJ maximums found in Missouri. The 80-km model analysis version of the Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) was utilized in the determining of jet type classifications for each individual LLJ event, based on the jet types noted in the Walters and Winkler (2001) study. A total of 68 LLJ events were classified. Composite median wind speed analysis, based on each LLJ event, were generated at assumed turbine levels to determine whether wind speeds were enhanced on days when the LLJ was active. This was assisted by the compositing of 42 non-LLJ events that were generated to compare to the LLJ composites. The data utilized in the generation of these composites was acquired using 20-km RUC model (RUC20) analysis. A similar compositing process was undertaken to examine shear between the estimated top and bottom of wind-turbine blades for LLJ and non-LLJ events. Analyses of the median wind speed composites illustrate an approximate 1 to 8 ms-1 increase from non-LLJ to LLJ composites within the state of Missouri. A similar trend was noted with the shear composites as well
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dahmer, Marc R
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Market, Patrick S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wind power
  • Winds
  • Jet stream
  • Wind turbines
  • Renewable energy sources
Target audience
specialized
Label
Investigating near-surface wind fields as influenced by low-level jet occurrences in Missouri, by Marc R. Dahmer, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 13, 2009)
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Patrick S. Market
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
465465527
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 88 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)465465527
Label
Investigating near-surface wind fields as influenced by low-level jet occurrences in Missouri, by Marc R. Dahmer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 13, 2009)
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Patrick S. Market
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
465465527
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 88 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)465465527

Library Locations

  • Health Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    2411 Holmes St, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 64108, US
    39.083418 -94.575323
  • LaBudde Special CollectionsBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.034642 -94.576835
  • Leon E. Bloch Law LibraryBorrow it
    500 E. 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.032488 -94.581967
  • Marr Sound ArchivesBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.034642 -94.576835
  • Miller Nichols LibraryBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.035061 -94.576518
  • UMKCBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.035061 -94.576518
  • UMKCBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
Processing Feedback ...