Offshore wind resource estimation for wind energy

Charlotte Bay Hasager, Merete Badger, A. Mouche, Ioanna Karagali, Poul Astrup, Morten Nielsen, Ferhat Bingöl, Alfredo Pena Diaz, Xiaoli Guo Larsén, Jake Badger, Andrea N. Hahmann, Torben Mikkelsen, Sven-Erik Gryning

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    Satellite remote sensing from active and passive microwave instruments is used to estimate the offshore wind resource in the Northern European Seas in the EU-Norsewind project. The satellite data include 8 years of Envisat ASAR, 10 years of QuikSCAT, and 23 years of SSM/I. The satellite observations are compared to selected offshore meteorological masts in the Baltic Sea and North Sea. The overall aim of the Norsewind project is a state-of-the-art wind atlas at 100 m height. The satellite winds are all valid at 10 m above sea level. Extrapolation to higher heights is a challenge. Mesoscale modeling of the winds at hub height will be compared to data from wind lidars observing at 100 m above sea level. Plans are also to compare mesoscale model results and satellite-based estimates of the offshore wind resource.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings (CD-ROM)
    PublisherTechno-Ocean Network
    Publication date2010
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventTechno-Oceaqn 2010: A new Era of the ocean - Kobe, Japan
    Duration: 14 Oct 201016 Oct 2010


    ConferenceTechno-Oceaqn 2010


    • Wind power meteorology
    • Wind Energy


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