Wind Power Meteorology. Part I: Climate and Turbulence

Erik Lundtang Petersen, Niels Gylling Mortensen, Lars Landberg, Jørgen Højstrup, Helmut Paul Frank

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    Abstract

    Wind power meteorology has evolved as an applied science ®rmly founded on boundary layer meteorology but with strong links to climatology and geography. It concerns itself with three main areas: siting of wind turbines, regional wind resource assessment and short-term prediction of the wind resource. The history, status and perspectives of wind power meteorology are presented, with emphasis on physical considerations and on its practical application. Following a global view of the wind resource, the elements of boundary layer meteorology which are most important for wind energy are reviewed:
    wind profiles and shear, turbulence and gust, and extreme winds. © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalWind Energy
    Volume1
    Issue numberS1
    Pages (from-to)25-45
    ISSN1095-4244
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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