Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1023–1036, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1023-2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1023–1036, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1023-2020

Research article 17 Aug 2020

Research article | 17 Aug 2020

Validation of Sentinel-1 offshore winds and average wind power estimation around Ireland

Louis de Montera et al.

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AR by Cian Desmond on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Mar 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (31 Mar 2020) by Andrea Hahmann
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (14 May 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 May 2020) by Andrea Hahmann
AR by Cian Desmond on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Jul 2020) by Andrea Hahmann
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Jul 2020) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)
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This paper provides a validation of satellite-acquired wind speed measurements (Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar Level 2 OCN) against four weather buoys and three coastal stations located around Ireland. It is shown that such satellite measurements provide a accurate assessment of long-term wind resource characteristics for both coastal and far from shore locations. This work was conducted in order to allow the use of satellite data in the planning of offshore wind farms in Ireland.