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The effects of topography, such as hills, ridges and escarpments, on local wind climate have been investigated through wind tunnel model studies. In Hong Kong, the combined effects of complex topography and typhoons may amplify already strong winds which can have a significant impact on tall buildings and other structures. Wind tunnel tests are conducted to investigate the wind characteristics at locations significantly affected by local topography. The variation and development of the wind profiles, including the mean wind speed and turbulence intensity, over the selected topographical features are investigated by wind tunnel model study.

This type of study is also useful for studies of wind resources for wind energy applications.

Example Projects

  • Fei Ngo Shan
  • Ma On Shan
  • Yi Tung Shan
  • Waglan Island

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