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Title: Ground-Based Remote or In Situ Measurement of Vertical Profiles of Wind in the Lower Troposphere

Abstract

Knowledge of winds in the lower troposphere is essential for a range of applications, including weather forecasting, transportation, natural hazards, and wind energy. This presentation focuses on the measurement of vertical profiles of wind in the lower troposphere for wind energy applications. This presentation introduces the information that wind energy site development and operations require, how it used, and the benefits and problems of current measurements from in-situ measurements and remote sensing. The development of commercial Doppler wind lidar systems over the last 10 years are shown, along with the lessons learned from this experience. Finally, potential developments in wind profiling aimed at reducing uncertainty and increasing data availability are introduced.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1345489
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5D00-67735
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) 97th Annual Meeting, 22-26 January 2017, Seattle, Washington
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; wind energy; remote sensing; lidar; troposphere; weather forecasting

Citation Formats

Clifton, Andrew, and Newman, Jennifer. Ground-Based Remote or In Situ Measurement of Vertical Profiles of Wind in the Lower Troposphere. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Clifton, Andrew, & Newman, Jennifer. Ground-Based Remote or In Situ Measurement of Vertical Profiles of Wind in the Lower Troposphere. United States.
Clifton, Andrew, and Newman, Jennifer. Fri . "Ground-Based Remote or In Situ Measurement of Vertical Profiles of Wind in the Lower Troposphere". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345489.
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