Aiden Huffman | Applied Math, University of Waterloo
An Exploratory Analysis of Wind Patterns in Alberta
We give an exploratory analysis of daily wind speed averages for all weather stations in Alberta, Canada from the Alberta Climate Information Service (ACIS). Our goal is to categorise wind patterns in Alberta with the aim of making it possible to incorporate this knowledge into spatio-temporal modelling of wind across Alberta. To do this, we use a seasonal clustering to identify stations with similar statistical properties using a distance criterion based on 2-dimensional moments. This information is used to identify various behaviours.