Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
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, Matthew Churchfield, and Branko Kosovic


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Dec 2016) by Johan Meyers
AR by Javier Sanz Rodrigo on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (03 Jan 2017) by Johan Meyers
ED: Publish as is (06 Jan 2017) by Joachim Peinke (Chief editor)
AR by Javier Sanz Rodrigo on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2017)
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.
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