Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

H (Human Geosciences) » H-RE Resource and Engineering Geology

[H-RE13] Availability of earth science data in renewable energy field

Tue. May 22, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 303 (3F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Hideaki Ohtake(National Institute of advanced industrial and technology), Fumichika Uno(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Teruhisa Shimada(弘前大学大学院理工学研究科, 共同), Daisuke Nohara(Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry), Chairperson:Ohtake Hideaki(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

[HRE13-04] Wind resource assessment over Mutsu Bay

*Teruhisa Shimada1 (1.Graduate School of Science and Technology, Hirosaki University)

Keywords:wind resource assessment, wind energy, satellite observations, meteorological simulation

Wind energy technology is rapidly developing and, above all, offshore wind energy is becoming a center of renewable energy in the world.In northern Japan, to examine the possibility of the offshore wind energy and to promote the development, detailed wind observations, examination for zoning, and plans to build offshore wind turbines are ongoing. In Aomori, offshore wind resource over Mutsu Bay is one of the current interests. Although Mutsu Bay is an inland bay, annual mean wind speed at a height of 100 m reached up to 8.5 m/s, according to the latest offshore wind map NeoWins (http://app10.infoc.nedo.go.jp/Nedo_Webgis/top.html). Previous studies indicated frequent occurrences of strong winds in east-west direction in the bay. However, a understanding of the strong winds over the bay is not enough. Therefore, this study investigates the strong wind over Mutsu Bay to show the three-dimentional strucutre of the winds and variability of the winds. These results would lead to better understanding of the current offshore wind maps.