Atqasuk met tower; D. Vaught photo

The wind resource measured to date in Atqasuk appears to be promising for wind power development, but winter data recovery was very poor. Wind power class 3 (fair) is calculated but that with only one year of data characterized by poor winter data recovery, that classification may well be in error. With respect to other criteria, the Atqasuk site experiences very low turbulence conditions and apparent low extreme wind probability.

To improve confidence of measurement of the wind resource in Atqasuk, especially during the winter months, a met tower equipped with heated sensors (at least one anemometer and one wind vane) is strongly suggested.

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