Two years of wind-lidar measurements at an Italian Mediterranean Coastal Site

D. Gullí, E. Avolio, C. R. Calidonna, T. Lo Feudo, R. C. Torcasio, Anna Maria Sempreviva

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Abstract

Reliable measurements of vertical profiles of wind speed and direction are needed for testing models and methodologies of use for wind energy assessment. In particular, modelling complex terrain such as coastal areas is challenging due to the coastal discontinuity that is not accurately resolved in mesoscale numerical model. Here, we present a unique database from a coastal site in South Italy (middle of the Mediterranean area) where vertical profiles of wind speed and direction have been collected during a two-year period from a wind-lidar ZEPHIR-300® at a coastal-suburban area. We show an overview analysis on two-year 10-minute averaged wind profiles.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume125
Pages (from-to)214-220
ISSN1876-6102
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Energy (all)
  • breeze
  • coastal wind condition
  • wind energy
  • wind-lidar
  • Boundary layer flow
  • Coastal engineering
  • Wind
  • Wind power
  • Averaged wind profiles
  • Coastal winds
  • Mesoscale numerical model
  • Reliable measurement
  • Wind energy assessment
  • Wind lidar
  • Wind speed and directions
  • Optical radar

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