Document Type



Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence


Electrical and electronic engineering

Publication Details

Forthcoming in The Journal of Applied Research in Innovative Engineering of the Built Environment, 2013


The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation recognized the need to include in the 1996 WMO Guide to Instruments and Methods of Observation, WMO No. 8 a new chapter on Urban Observations (Oke 2006). There is an increasing demand for meteorological data to support building and urban design, energy conservation, micro -wind turbine installation, air quality, pollution control, insurance, wind engineering, etc. Over the last six years instrumentation has been installed at the Dublin Ins titute of Technology (DIT) in two separate locations to monitor the wind. Research has shown that the wind resource will vary quite considerably on a given site and this is due to local variations in topography, and other factors associated with wind and turbulence in the built environment.