Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 421–438, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-421-2019
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 421–438, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-421-2019

Research article 13 Aug 2019

Research article | 13 Aug 2019

Lidar estimation of rotor-effective wind speed – an experimental comparison

Dominique P. Held and Jakob Mann

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In this study a model of the coherence between turbine- and lidar-estimated rotor-effective wind speed (REWS) is presented. The model is compared against experimental data from two field tests using two- and four-beam nacelle-mounted lidar systems on a test turbine. The proposed model agrees better with the field data than previously used models. Also, it was shown that the advection speed can be estimated by the REWS measured by the lidar.