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Title

Note on the use of Weibull statistics to characterize wind-speed data
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): E. S. Takle; J. M. Brown
Publication Year: 1978

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • distribution
  • statistical analysis
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38401
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13003
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

A hybrid density function is given for describing wind-speed distributions having nonzero probability of "calm.” A Weibull probability graph paper designed specifically for plotting wind-speed distributions is used to determine distribution parameters to within a few percent of values obtained by the maximum likelihood technique. Data from the National Weather Service are used to demonstrate the use of the hybrid density function and the Weibull graph paper. Published by American Meteorological Society. Abstract reproduced by permission.

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Citation:
Takle, E. S., and J. M. Brown. 1978. Note on the use of Weibull statistics to characterize wind-speed data. Journal of Applied Meteorology, v. 17, no. 4, p. 556-559.