Application of correspondence analysis and kriging for the assessment of the solar energy resource of Senegal (West Africa)

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Title:
Application of correspondence analysis and kriging for the assessment of the solar energy resource of Senegal (West Africa)
Author:
Gaye, Amadou Abdoulaye, 1960-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Solar potential is studied, at the synoptical scale (Senegal-West Africa) via a set of terrestrial measurements of the sunshine duration, the insolation, the ambient temperature and the wind speed. First the missing data have been estimated (in Time and Space) via the study of the data structure and by use of a reconstitution formula derived from Correspondence Analysis. Then a geostatistical approach has been used to analyze a sufficiently long series of data to characterize statistically the climatological behavior of the Insolation in Space over the support defined above. Hence, the steps of deriving maps of isopleths for sparse Space and Time-series measurements of a given support will be presented. The possible applications are the cartography or simulation of fields, the optimization of measurement stations, the design of Solar equipments and the analysis of remote sensing data.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reagan, John A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleApplication of correspondence analysis and kriging for the assessment of the solar energy resource of Senegal (West Africa)en_US
dc.creatorGaye, Amadou Abdoulaye, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGaye, Amadou Abdoulaye, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Solar potential is studied, at the synoptical scale (Senegal-West Africa) via a set of terrestrial measurements of the sunshine duration, the insolation, the ambient temperature and the wind speed. First the missing data have been estimated (in Time and Space) via the study of the data structure and by use of a reconstitution formula derived from Correspondence Analysis. Then a geostatistical approach has been used to analyze a sufficiently long series of data to characterize statistically the climatological behavior of the Insolation in Space over the support defined above. Hence, the steps of deriving maps of isopleths for sparse Space and Time-series measurements of a given support will be presented. The possible applications are the cartography or simulation of fields, the optimization of measurement stations, the design of Solar equipments and the analysis of remote sensing data.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReagan, John A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1345413en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27028744en_US
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