Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 353–370, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-353-2018
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 353–370, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-353-2018

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 et al.

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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)
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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.