The Role of Global Teleconnections in Modulating Wind Patterns in the United Arab Emirates

  • Yauheni Zhukau

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

The United Arab Emirates has committed to increase energy generation from renewable sources, which provides a need for solid predictive capacity of UAEspecific climatological variables. Despite the considerable knowledge obtained on the influence of global teleconnections on climate characteristics worldwide, little research has been done in the Southwest Asia. In this thesis, statistical methods are developed to quantify the sensitivity of regional wind energy resources to natural variability in Earth's large-scale atmospheric teleconnection patterns. The models use wind speed and wind direction data from two meteorological stations in the UAE, and series of climate indices that describe vital teleconnections. The relation between climate indices and wind contributes to improved wind resource assessment and climate forecasting.
Date of AwardJun 2013
Original languageAmerican English
SupervisorI-tsung Tsai (Supervisor)

Keywords

  • United Arab Emirates; Energy Generation; Climate Characteristics; Teleconnections; Wind Energy.

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