The stochastic nature of wind has never been fully characterized to an analytical level. I took all the data from the wind farms near the Columbia River in Oregon and charted them to match the expected maximum entropy model.

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This is taken from Mathematical Geoenergy and is essentially a starting point to gauge how well constant power can be extracted from an intermittent source