Cumulative wind energy plot for winter seasons 90/91 through 96/97.  Winds were measured at the National Weather Service station in Lake Charles, LA (LCH).  Direction refers to the direction from which the wind is blowing (where 0 degrees is from the north).  Most winter seasons have a bimodal distribution of wind energy focused around northerly (typically centered near 30 degrees) and southerly (typically centered near 180 degrees), though there are exceptions to this (91/92 and 92/93).  The 94/95 winter season  was a relatively weak year in terms of wind energy.  Wind energy is used as a predictor to the Geomorphic Impact Index.
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