Estimation of Wind Speed and Roughness Length Using Smartphones: Method and Quality Assessment

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Estimation of Wind Speed and Roughness Length Using Smartphones : Method and Quality Assessment. / Hintz, K. S.; Vedel, H.; Kaas, E.; Nielsen, N. W.

I: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Bind 37, Nr. 8, 08.2020, s. 1319-1332.

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Hintz, KS, Vedel, H, Kaas, E & Nielsen, NW 2020, 'Estimation of Wind Speed and Roughness Length Using Smartphones: Method and Quality Assessment', Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, bind 37, nr. 8, s. 1319-1332. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0037.1

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Hintz, K. S., Vedel, H., Kaas, E., & Nielsen, N. W. (2020). Estimation of Wind Speed and Roughness Length Using Smartphones: Method and Quality Assessment. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 37(8), 1319-1332. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0037.1

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Hintz KS, Vedel H, Kaas E, Nielsen NW. Estimation of Wind Speed and Roughness Length Using Smartphones: Method and Quality Assessment. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 2020 aug;37(8):1319-1332. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0037.1

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Hintz, K. S. ; Vedel, H. ; Kaas, E. ; Nielsen, N. W. / Estimation of Wind Speed and Roughness Length Using Smartphones : Method and Quality Assessment. I: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 2020 ; Bind 37, Nr. 8. s. 1319-1332.

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