Atmospheric boundary layer wind profile at a flat coastal site – wind speed lidar measurements and mesoscale modeling results

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    Abstract

    Wind profiles up to 600m height are investigated. Measurements of mean wind speed profiles were obtained from a novel wind lidar and compared to model simulations from a mesoscale model (WRFARW v3.1). It is found that WRF is able to predict the mean wind profile rather well and typically within 1–2ms−1 to the individual measured values. WRF underpredicts the normalized wind profile, especially for stable conditions. The effect of baroclinicity on the upper part of the wind profile is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAdvances in Science and Research
    Volume6
    Pages (from-to)155-159
    ISSN1992-0628
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event10th EMS Annual Meeting and 8th European Conference on Applied Climatology 2010 - Zürich, Switzerland
    Duration: 13 Sep 201017 Sep 2010
    http://meetings.copernicus.org/ems2010/

    Conference

    Conference10th EMS Annual Meeting and 8th European Conference on Applied Climatology 2010
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityZürich
    Period13/09/201017/09/2010
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    Keywords

    • Wind power meteorology

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