Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 193–209, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-193-2019
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 193–209, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-193-2019

Research article 03 Apr 2019

Research article | 03 Apr 2019

Low-level jets over the North Sea based on ERA5 and observations: together they do better

Peter C. Kalverla et al.

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A common assumption in the design of wind turbines and wind farms is that the wind field is quite uniform. This assumption is violated during so-called low-level jet events, when there is a distinct peak in the wind speed. Low-level jets modify loads on the turbines and also affect power production. To understand their impact and facilitate better planning and design, we present a detailed climatology of these events over the North Sea, based on offshore measurements and meteorological models.