Wind characteristics and wind power potential of the Indian summer monsoon


  • D. A. MOOLEY Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune



Utilising the hourly wind data for the period 1969-73, characteristics of the monsoon (June-September) wind over Saurashtra-Kutch, Gujarat and penisular India have been brought out. The wind regime over moved Saurashtra-Kutch, adjoining coasts of Gujarat and of Konkan, southern parts of the peninsular India and at into a some stations in Deccan plateau is strong. Marked diurnal variation in wind is experienced at inland stations. Power computations show that a good amount of power exists in the wind over Saurashtra-Kutchand. the adjoining coastal belts in southern part of the peninsula and at a few stations in the Deccan plateau. In particular over and around the Gulf of Kutch, the wind has a high power potential. Wind power over Saurashtra-Kutch and Gujarat in a bad monsoon year need not be less than that during a good monsoon year. The available monsoon wind ported power can be used through a suitably devised windmill for irrigation that may be required by the crops and for  drawing water from wells and grinding corn in rural areas.




How to Cite

D. A. MOOLEY, “Wind characteristics and wind power potential of the Indian summer monsoon”, MAUSAM, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 9–26, Jan. 1983.



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