Table A-7 Summary of wind data evaluated, data evaluation methods employed, and qualitative indicators of wind resource utilized in each of the 12 regional wind energy atlases.
 Data Evaluated NW NC GL NE EC SE SC SRM SW AK HPI PVI
   All Surface Stations 463 212 304 377 224 185 269 363 358 326 96 20
   Coastal Marine Areas X L L L L L L X X
   Upper-Air Winds X L X X L L X X X X X
 Data Evaluation Methods
   Wind Power Estimates S R S R R R S S S R R R
   Vertical Adjustment S S S R S R R S S S S S
   Ridge Crest Estimates S S R S R S S R R R R
 Qualitative Wind Indicators
   Topographic/Meteorological Features   X X X X X L X X X X X X
   Wind-Deformed Vegetation L X X L
   Eolian Landforms L L L

Regions: NW - Northwest; NC - North Central; GL - Great Lakes; NE - Northeast; EC - East Central; SE - Southeast;
SC - South Central; SRM - Southern Rocky Mountains; SW - Southwest; AK - Alaska; HPI - Hawaii and Pacific Islands;
PVI - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

X = Extensive use; L = Limited use; S = Standard methods; R = Other (refined) methods.



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