Comparing satellite SAR and wind farm wake models

Charlotte Bay Hasager, P. Vincent, R. Husson, Alexis Mouche, Merete Badger, Alfredo Pena Diaz, Patrick Volker, Jake Badger, Alessandro di Bella, A. Palomares, E. Cantero, P.M.F. Correia

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Abstract

The aim of the paper is to present offshore wind farm wake observed from satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) wind fields from RADARSAT-1/-2 and Envisat and to compare these wakes qualitatively to wind farm wake model results. From some satellite SAR wind maps very long wakes are observed. These extend several tens of kilometres downwind e.g. 70 km. Other SAR wind maps show near-field fine scale details of wake behind rows of turbines. The satellite SAR wind farm wake cases are modelled by different wind farm wake models including the PARK microscale model, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model in high resolution and WRF with coupled microscale parametrization.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012035
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series (Online)
Volume625
Number of pages10
ISSN1742-6596
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventWake Conference 2015 - Visby, Sweden
Duration: 9 Jun 201511 Jun 2015

Conference

ConferenceWake Conference 2015
CountrySweden
CityVisby
Period09/06/201511/06/2015

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