Spatial estimation of wind speed

Mohamed A. Mohandes*, Shafiqur Rehman, Syed Masiur Rahman

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study utilizes Abductory Induction Mechanism to estimate the mean monthly wind speed at some locations in Saudi Arabia based on wind data at other available recording stations in addition to some historical wind speed data at the target site. Wind speed data from 20 meteorological stations over a period of 16 years between 1990 and 2005 was used to accomplish the set objective. To validate the model, data from 19 stations was used to estimate the wind speed at the 20th location. Evaluation was performed for every one of the 20 available locations. Results show good agreement between estimated and measured monthly mean wind speed values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-552
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 25 Mar 2012


  • Abductory induction mechanism (AIM)
  • Group method of data handling (GMDH)
  • Meteorology
  • Renewable energy
  • Wind speed estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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