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GENERATION OF A TYPICAL METEOROLOGICAL YEAR FOR PORT HARCOURT ZONE

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Author(s): OKO C.O.C. | OGOLOMA O.B.

Journal: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology
ISSN 1823-4690

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 204;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Typical meteorological year | Finkelstein-Schafer statistics | Outside design conditions | Solar energy

ABSTRACT
This paper presents data for the typical meteorological year (TMY) for the Port Harcourt climatic zone based on the hourly meteorological data recorded during the period 1983–2002, using the Finkelstein-Schafer statistical method. The data are the global solar radiation, wind velocity, dry bulb temperature, relative humidity, and others. The HVAC outside design conditions for the Port Harcourt climatic zone (latitude 4.44oN, longitude 7.1oE, elevation 20 m) were found to be 26.7oC, 78.6% and 3.5 m/s for the dry bulb temperature, relative humidity and wind speed, respectively, and 13.5 MJ/m2/day for the global solar radiation. The TMY data for the zone are shown to be sufficiently reliable for engineering practice.
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