The New European Wind Atlas Model Chain

Javier Sanz Rodrigo*, Roberto Aurelio Chávez Arroyo, Björn Witha, Martin Dörenkämper, Julia Gottschall, Matias Avila, Johan Arnqvist, Andrea N. Hahmann, Tija Sile

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    The New European Wind Atlas (NEWA), the largest European project on wind resource assessment technology, has developed mesoscale-to-microscale wind atlas and site assessment methodologies alongside a validation strategy that leverages data from large field experiments as well as wind resource campaigns from industry through a formal verification and validation process. A probabilistic wind atlas approach, based on a multi-physics ensemble, provides means to quantify the uncertainty associated to the mesoscale configuration. Offline meso-micro coupling has been adopted to provide a modular approach for microscale models of different fidelities to share common mesoscale input data. An open-source model chain based on WRF and OpenFOAM codes has been released as reference for future model development and validation activities in connection to wind assessment best practices and standards.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012087
    Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series (Online)
    Issue number1
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


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