Assessing offshore winds in the southern Baltic Sea

Hatfield, D. (Guest lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


This work follows the ferry lidar campaign in the Baltic Sea of Gottschall
et al. 2018. The aim is to evaluate the applicability of scatterometer winds
as a means to validate and/or the motion corrected lidar wind profile measurements.
Initially, the scatterometer data was compared against the FINO-II meteorological
mast data to assess their performance versus traditional, fixed, measuring
stations. Initial findings show that in ideal conditions, both derived wind speed
and direction of the lidar/satellite have a better correlation than that of the
mesoscale model data (WRF), however is limited due to the availability of daily satellite measurements.
Period28 May 2021
Event titleWind Energy Science Conference: null
Event typeConference
LocationHannover, Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Floating Lidar
  • Offshore wind energy
  • Scatterometer
  • Satellite wind
  • WRF
  • FINO2
  • Baltic Sea