Ten Years of Boundary-Layer and Wind-Power Meteorology at Høvsøre, Denmark

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Abstract

Operational since 2004, the National Centre for Wind Turbines at Høvsøre, Denmark has become a reference research site for wind-power meteorology. In this study, we review the site, its instrumentation, observations, and main research programs. The programs comprise activities on, inter alia, remote sensing, where measurements from lidars have been compared extensively with those from traditional instrumentation on masts. In addition, with regard to wind-power meteorology, wind-resource methodologies for wind climate extrapolation have been evaluated and improved. Further, special attention has been given to research on boundary-layer flow, where parametrizations of the length scale and wind profile have been developed and evaluated. Atmospheric turbulence studies are continuously conducted at Høvsøre, where spectral tensor models have been evaluated and extended to account for atmospheric stability, and experiments using microscale and mesoscale numerical modelling.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBoundary-Layer Meteorology
Volume158
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
ISSN0006-8314
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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© The Author(s) 2015. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com

Keywords

  • Atmospheric boundary layer
  • Remote sensing
  • Surface layer
  • Turbulence
  • Wind measurements
  • Wind-power meteorology

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