Lidar Scanning of Induction Zone Wind Fields over Sloping Terrain

T. Mikkelsen, M. Sjöholm, P. Astrup, A. Peña, G. Larsen, M.F. van Dooren, A.P. Kidambi Sekar

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Two synchronized ground-based WindScanners and a nacelle-mounted SpinnerLidar were deployed to measure wind fields in a vertical and in a crosswind plane within the induction zone of a Vestas 52 m diameter (D) test turbine located at DTU Risø Campus. First, the WindScanners are shown to be able to reproduce the vertical profiles of the horizontal mean wind speed from a reference met-mast located upwind at +2.2D. Secondly, the WindScanner measurements were used as reference for crosswind rotor plane axial wind component measurements from a two dimensional rotor plane scanning SpinnerLidar measuring at +1D. Four different algorithms are then applied to calculate and compare axial wind component derived from the SpinnerLidars multiple line-of sight wind speed measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventNAWEA/WINDTECH 2019 - University of Massachusetts , Amherst , United States
Duration: 14 Oct 201916 Oct 2019


ConferenceNAWEA/WINDTECH 2019
LocationUniversity of Massachusetts
CountryUnited States
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  • Scanning lidars
  • Wind field
  • Wind turbine induction zone
  • Non-homogeneous terrain


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Lidar Scanning of Induction Zone Wind Fields over Sloping Terrain

Torben Krogh Mikkelsen (Guest lecturer), Mikael Sjöholm (Other), Alfredo Peña (Other), Gunner Chr. Larsen (Other) & Poul Astrup (Other)

14 Oct 201916 Oct 2019

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Mikkelsen, T., Sjöholm, M., Astrup, P., Peña, A., Larsen, G., van Dooren, M. F., & Sekar, A. P. K. (2019). Lidar Scanning of Induction Zone Wind Fields over Sloping Terrain. Abstract from NAWEA/WINDTECH 2019, Amherst , United States.