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Volume 4, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 355–368, 2019
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Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 355–368, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Jun 2019

Research article | 20 Jun 2019

Wind direction estimation using SCADA data with consensus-based optimization

Jennifer Annoni et al.
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