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Santos Basin Wind Patterns for Planning Offshore Pre-Salt Activities

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Santos Basin contains the major hub of oil and gas exploration in Brazil. Consequently, knowledge of ocean surface winds in this area is very important for operational and planning activities. In addition, the importance of renewable energies is nowadays unquestionable, specifically in the case of the wind energy. In this paper, a data clustering technique is applied in order to obtain representative local wind patterns in Santos Basin. Reanalysis data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have been used in this study.

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Machado Filho, O. , Ebecken, N. and Oliveira, M. (2015) Santos Basin Wind Patterns for Planning Offshore Pre-Salt Activities. Journal of Environmental Protection, 6, 1134-1138. doi: 10.4236/jep.2015.610100.

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