Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 295–306, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-295-2017
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 295–306, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-295-2017

Research article 02 Jun 2017

Research article | 02 Jun 2017

Atmospheric turbulence affects wind turbine nacelle transfer functions

Clara M. St. Martin et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Apr 2017) by Horia Hangan
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ED: Publish as is (24 Apr 2017) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
We use upwind and nacelle-based measurements from a wind turbine and investigate the influence of atmospheric stability and turbulence regimes on nacelle transfer functions (NTFs) used to correct nacelle-mounted anemometer measurements. This work shows that correcting nacelle winds using NTFs results in similar energy production estimates to those obtained using upwind tower-based wind speeds. Further, stability and turbulence metrics have been found to have an effect on NTFs below rated speed.