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Adv. Sci. Res., 15, 1–9, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-15-1-2018
Adv. Sci. Res., 15, 1–9, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-15-1-2018
 
25 Jan 2018
25 Jan 2018

Wind regimes and their relation to synoptic variables using self-organizing maps

Sigalit Berkovic

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This study exemplifies the ability of the self-organizing maps method to directly define well known wind regimes over Israel during the entire year, except summer, period at 12:00 UTC. This procedure may be applied at other hours and is highly relevant to future automatic climatological analysis and applications. The investigation is performed by analysing surface wind measurements. The relation between the synoptic variables and the wind regimes is revealed from composite calculations.