SODAR

(SOnic Detection and Ranging)

SODAR is an Acoustic device similar to a Sonar(SOund Navigation And Ranging but working in the air.

Used for remote sensing of the lower Atmosphere and gives information of Wind speed, Wind Direction and Temperature at various altitudes.

Installed at following locations in Pakistan only by Pakistan Meteorological Department.

 

1. Kot Sabzal, Rajanpur.

2. Harichand, Charsadda

3. Chitral, NWFP

4. Kallar Kahar, Chakwal

5. Hyderabad, Sindh

State of the art equipment have been used to gather data and utmost care is taken to collect data.

Type of data Logger Used:

NRG Data Logger

At present, following seven parameters are being

measured & stored.

1.Wind Speed at 100 ft from ground

2.Wind Direction at 100 ft from ground

3.Wind Speed at 30 ft from the ground

4.Snow sensor

5.Solar radiation

6.Pressure

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Pakistan Meteorological Department

WIND ENERGY PROJECT

A Project funded by Ministry of Science & Technology

Data Collecting systems/sensors

Sr. No.

Station

District

Available Data

(In Months)

1

Bunji

Northern Area

26

2

Chillas

Northern Area

26

3

Gupis

Northern Area

26

4

Khudabad, Sost

Northern Area

26

5

Passu Hunza

Northern Area

26

6

Aliabad Hunza

Northern Area

26

7

Shigar

Northern Area

26

8

Barapayan, Khaplu

Northern Area

26

9

Sermik, Skardu

Northern Area

26

10

Astore

Northern Area

26

11

Gilgit

Northern Area

26

Sr. No.

Station

District

Available Data (In Months)

1

Khawazakhaila

Swat

31

2

Malamjabba

Swat

20

3

Fatehpur

Swat

31

4

Kalam

Swat

27

5

Bahrain

Swat

30

6

Talash

Lower Dir

30

7

Khungi payan

Lower Dir

30

8

Tarbella

Haripur

32

9

Met.Obsy Dir

Upper Dir

21

Sr. No.

Station

District

Available Data (In Months)

1

Chitral City

Chitral

24

2

Drosh

Chitral

24

3

Mirkhani

Chitral

24

4

Shaghore

Chitral

24

5

Garam Chasma

Chitral

24

6

Kaghozi

Chitral

24

7

Reshan

Chitral

24

8

Bomboriat, Kalash

Chitral

24

9

Ayune

Chitral

24

10

Mastuj

Chitral

24

Sr. No.

Station

District

Available Data (In Months)

1

Ramatkoore

Mohmand Agency FATA

18

2

Nizampur

Nowshera

21

3

Lorramiana

Khyber Agency FATA

22

4

Shahida Sir

Buneer

23

5

Besham Qila

Shangla

26

6

Sheedgali

Muzafarabad, AJK

22

7

Rangla, Dhirkot

Bagh, AJK

22

8

Pedar, Bagh

Bagh, AJK

22

9

Moorti Pahari

Motorway M2

24

10

Warsak

Peshawar

21

11

Danakool Chakesir

Shangla

24

12

Dargai

Malakand Agency

12