Articles | Volume 1, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 1, 237–254, 2016
Wind Energ. Sci., 1, 237–254, 2016

Research article 17 Nov 2016

Research article | 17 Nov 2016

Effect of Reynolds number and inflow parameters on mean and turbulent flow over complex topography

Ryan Kilpatrick et al.

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Short summary
This paper contributes to the scientific knowledge of flow behaviour over complex topography by extending the physical modelling work of the flow over the Bolund Hill escarpment, a test case for the validation of numerical models in complex terrain for wind resource assessment. The influence of inflow conditions on the flow over the topography has been examined in detail using a large-scale topographic model at high resolution at the unique WindEEE dome wind research facility.