Palmetto Wind Research Project

The Palmetto Wind Research Project is designed to physically measure and refine the modeling of the spatial variation of the wind field within Long Bay. Particular focus will be on resolving the gradient of the cross-shore increase in wind and areas where the strongest winds can be found closest to the coast. This refined characterization of the wind field near the sea surface will be used to help locate a meteorological tower to physical document the wind field at the elevation of potential offshore wind turbines; a prerequisite for development of offshore wind power production.