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Title: Wind energy assessment under strong mesoscale forcing

Abstract

A comparison between a numerical mesoscale model and the computationally simpler flow model developed as part of the European wind atlas is presented. Despite observed horizontal variations in topographically induced mesoscale forcing which is not incorporated in the simpler model, there is general agreement on an order of magnitude assessment of the wind energy variations. The range of applicability of such simpler wind energy assessment models is shown to be limited to regions where the mesocale forcing inherent in the base observations has not varied appreciably.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. (Murdoch Univ. (Australia))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5684341
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Solar Energy (Journal of Solar Energy Science and Engineering); (USA); Journal Volume: 46:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; WIND POWER; FLOW MODELS; AUSTRALIA; BOUNDARY LAYERS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DAILY VARIATIONS; DATA; DISTRIBUTION; EQUATIONS; EUROPE; RESOURCE ASSESSMENT; VARIATIONS; WIND; AUSTRALASIA; ENERGY SOURCES; INFORMATION; LAYERS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; 170100* - Wind Energy- Resources & Availability (Climatology)

Citation Formats

Dear, S.J., Lyons, T.J., and Bell, M.J. Wind energy assessment under strong mesoscale forcing. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.1016/0038-092X(91)90107-8.
Dear, S.J., Lyons, T.J., & Bell, M.J. Wind energy assessment under strong mesoscale forcing. United States. doi:10.1016/0038-092X(91)90107-8.
Dear, S.J., Lyons, T.J., and Bell, M.J. Tue . "Wind energy assessment under strong mesoscale forcing". United States. doi:10.1016/0038-092X(91)90107-8.
@article{osti_5684341,
title = {Wind energy assessment under strong mesoscale forcing},
author = {Dear, S.J. and Lyons, T.J. and Bell, M.J.},
abstractNote = {A comparison between a numerical mesoscale model and the computationally simpler flow model developed as part of the European wind atlas is presented. Despite observed horizontal variations in topographically induced mesoscale forcing which is not incorporated in the simpler model, there is general agreement on an order of magnitude assessment of the wind energy variations. The range of applicability of such simpler wind energy assessment models is shown to be limited to regions where the mesocale forcing inherent in the base observations has not varied appreciably.},
doi = {10.1016/0038-092X(91)90107-8},
journal = {Solar Energy (Journal of Solar Energy Science and Engineering); (USA)},
number = ,
volume = 46:1,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991},
month = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991}
}