Spaceborne ocean winds for offshore wind energy applications

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Abstract

The long-term average wind climate offshore is essential for wind energy planning in the marine environment, where in situ measurements are costly and sparse.

DTU Wind Energy has a long-standing tradition of utilising Scatterometer and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) ocean surface winds to cover the needs of offshore wind energy applications, e.g Karagali et al. [1], Hasager et al. [2].

Scatterometer winds from ASCAT, with their extended period of availability are valuable for describing longer-term wind statistics for offshore areas.

SAR winds are being retrieved since the ENVISAT era and with the addition of Sentinel-1, a large archive of high-resolution surface wind fields is publicly available at https://satwinds.windenergy.dtu.dk/.

Example products for wind resource assessment are available at http://science.globalwindatlas.info/science.html
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventOceanObs'19 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 16 Sep 201920 Sep 2019
http://www.oceanobs19.net/

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ConferenceOceanObs'19
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period16/09/201920/09/2019
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