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Title: A wind energy benchmark for ABL modelling of a diurnal cycle with a nocturnal low-level jet: GABLS3 revisited

Abstract

The third GEWEX Atmospheric Boundary Layer Studies (GABLS3) model intercomparison study, around the Cabauw met tower in the Netherlands, is revisited as a benchmark for wind energy atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) models. The case was originally developed by the boundary layer meteorology community, interested in analysing the performance of single-column and large-eddy simulation atmospheric models dealing with a diurnal cycle leading to the development of a nocturnal low-level jet. The case addresses fundamental questions related to the definition of the large-scale forcing, the interaction of the ABL with the surface and the evaluation of model results with observations. The characterization of mesoscale forcing for asynchronous microscale modelling of the ABL is discussed based on momentum budget analysis of WRF simulations. Then a single-column model is used to demonstrate the added value of incorporating different forcing mechanisms in microscale models. The simulations are evaluated in terms of wind energy quantities of interest.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER), Sarriguren (Spain)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  3. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Atmosphere to Electrons Program; European Commission (EC)
OSTI Identifier:
1335582
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5000-67551
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308; 624562
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 753; Journal Issue: B; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; atmospheric boundary layer; ABL; wind; single-column; large eddy; atmospheric models

Citation Formats

Rodrigo, J. Sanz, Churchfield, M., and Kosović, B. A wind energy benchmark for ABL modelling of a diurnal cycle with a nocturnal low-level jet: GABLS3 revisited. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/753/3/032024.
Rodrigo, J. Sanz, Churchfield, M., & Kosović, B. A wind energy benchmark for ABL modelling of a diurnal cycle with a nocturnal low-level jet: GABLS3 revisited. United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/753/3/032024.
Rodrigo, J. Sanz, Churchfield, M., and Kosović, B. Mon . "A wind energy benchmark for ABL modelling of a diurnal cycle with a nocturnal low-level jet: GABLS3 revisited". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/753/3/032024. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1335582.
@article{osti_1335582,
title = {A wind energy benchmark for ABL modelling of a diurnal cycle with a nocturnal low-level jet: GABLS3 revisited},
author = {Rodrigo, J. Sanz and Churchfield, M. and Kosović, B.},
abstractNote = {The third GEWEX Atmospheric Boundary Layer Studies (GABLS3) model intercomparison study, around the Cabauw met tower in the Netherlands, is revisited as a benchmark for wind energy atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) models. The case was originally developed by the boundary layer meteorology community, interested in analysing the performance of single-column and large-eddy simulation atmospheric models dealing with a diurnal cycle leading to the development of a nocturnal low-level jet. The case addresses fundamental questions related to the definition of the large-scale forcing, the interaction of the ABL with the surface and the evaluation of model results with observations. The characterization of mesoscale forcing for asynchronous microscale modelling of the ABL is discussed based on momentum budget analysis of WRF simulations. Then a single-column model is used to demonstrate the added value of incorporating different forcing mechanisms in microscale models. The simulations are evaluated in terms of wind energy quantities of interest.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/753/3/032024},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Conference Series},
number = B,
volume = 753,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {10}
}

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