Wind Resource Mapping for United States Offshore Areas: Preprint

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is producing validated wind resource maps for priority offshore regions of the United States. This report describes the methodology used to validate the maps and to build a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database to classify the offshore wind resource by state, water depth, distance from shore, andadministrative unit.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2006
EventWindpower 2006 Conference - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Duration: 4 Jun 20067 Jun 2006


ConferenceWindpower 2006 Conference
CityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-500-40045


  • AWEA
  • conference papers
  • offshore resource maps
  • offshore wind potential
  • wind
  • wind power
  • wind resource mapping
  • Windpower


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