A Study of Trends and Variations of Monthly Mean Wind Speed Data in Nigeria

Solomon Okechukwu Amadi, And Sunday Okon Udo


The report examines the trends and variations in the periodic mean wind speed data in Nigeria. The data that the report made use of were from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Oshodi, Lagos. Besides, the report chose 20-land anemometer stations among several ecological zones and Climate belts in Nigeria. The span of data was from 1951-2012 with some disparities in the span of data across the various stations. Some of the examples of the statistical methods that the report utilized in its analysis are such as Mann-Kendall's rank correlation tests, simple linear regression, Pearson's product moment correlations, time series plots, descriptive statistics and bar charts.

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