3D wind and turbulence characteristics of the atmospheric boundary layer

R. J. Barthelmie, P. Crippa, H. Wang, C. M. Smith, R. Krishnamurthy, A. Choukulkar, Ronald Calhoun, D. Valyou, P. Marzocca, D. Matthiesen, G. Brown, S. C. Pryor

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Abstract

The 3D Wind experiment integrates model simulations and measurements from remote sensing, traditional, and unmanned aerial vehicle platforms to quantify wind components over the area of a large wind farm to heights of 200 m. The 3D wind and turbulence characteristics of the atmospheric boundary layer experiment focus on collection and integration of data from remote sensing and in situ instruments to develop precise and accurate characterization of wind and turbulence in the lowest 200 m of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). This research is conducted within the context of applications to wind resource characterization, wind farm optimization, and wind farm aerodynamics for power production and fatigue load quantification. These end uses require data over a range of temporal scales from individual turbines through wind farms and clusters of wind farms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-756
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume95
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

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Barthelmie, R. J., Crippa, P., Wang, H., Smith, C. M., Krishnamurthy, R., Choukulkar, A., Calhoun, R., Valyou, D., Marzocca, P., Matthiesen, D., Brown, G., & Pryor, S. C. (2014). 3D wind and turbulence characteristics of the atmospheric boundary layer. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95(5), 743-756. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00111.1