Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Research article
08 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 08 Jun 2018

From lidar scans to roughness maps for wind resource modelling in forested areas

Rogier Floors, Peter Enevoldsen, Neil Davis, Johan Arnqvist, and Ebba Dellwik


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AR by Rogier Floors on behalf of the Authors (24 Apr 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (08 May 2018) by Sandrine Aubrun
ED: Publish as is (08 May 2018) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel (Chief editor)
AR by Rogier Floors on behalf of the Authors (15 May 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Applying erroneous boundary conditions (surface roughness) for wind flow modelling can have a large impact on the estimated performance of wind turbines, particularly in forested areas. Traditionally the estimation of the surface roughness is based on a subjective process that requires assigning a value to each land use class in the vicinity of the wind farm. Here we propose a new method which converts lidar scans from a plane into maps that can be used for wind flow modelling.
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