Approaches Taken for Wind Turbine Site Characterization

Several different approaches are taken either independently or in combination in wind turbine site
characterization.  They include (1-D, 2-D, and 3-D) shear-wave velocity (Vs) profiling, side scattering
analysis (SSA), and subsidiary results from the Vs profiling—including average and interval velocities (Vs’
s) and a bedrock topography map.  Then, a comprehensive analysis to detect voids and anomalies is
usually taken as the final approach.  

1-D and 2-D Profiling (also see Vs30m evaluation)

Multiple 2-D Profiling

3-D Profiling

Side Scattering Analysis (SSA)

Void (Anomaly) Detection
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