Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 35–54, 2017
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 35–54, 2017

Research article 09 Feb 2017

Research article | 09 Feb 2017

A methodology for the design and testing of atmospheric boundary layer models for wind energy applications

Javier Sanz Rodrigo et al.

Data sets

GABLS3 input and validation data KNMI GABLS

KNMI dataset Windbench

Short summary
The series of GABLS model intercomparison benchmarks is revisited in the context of wind energy atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) models. GABLS 1 and 2 are used for verification purposes. Then GABLS 3 is used to develop a methodology for using realistic mesoscale forcing for microscale ABL models. The method also uses profile nudging to dynamically reduce the bias. Different data assimilation strategies are discussed based on typical instrumentation setups of wind energy campaigns.