Study of the Offshore Wind Patterns on the Ceará Coast Using Estimated Data for the BSW Satellites Product

<p></p><p>Abstract To know the spatial distribution of the wind patterns of a coastal region for monitoring the onshore and offshore wind potential goes through to the existence of a network of meteorological stations on the coast. On the coast of Ceará, a systematic analysis of the results obtained through prospective studies can be beneficial with the use of the results at 10 m estimated by satellites, BSW, with spatial and temporal resolution of 0.25° and six hours, respectively. In this work, BSW winds are validated in the vicinity of the coast of Ceará through oceanic buoys and anemometric towers. Verified its accuracy, these data are used to study spatial variability of sea winds in Ceará, in seasonal and interannual scale, and their correlation with the coastal winds.</p><p></p>