Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1059–1073, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1059-2020

Special issue: Flow in complex terrain: the Perdigão campaigns (WES/ACP/AMT...

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1059–1073, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1059-2020

Research article 24 Aug 2020

Research article | 24 Aug 2020

Multi-lidar wind resource mapping in complex terrain

Robert Menke et al.

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AR by Robert Menke on behalf of the Authors (10 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Apr 2020) by Sandrine Aubrun
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Apr 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 May 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 May 2020) by Sandrine Aubrun
AR by Robert Menke on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Jun 2020) by Sandrine Aubrun
ED: Publish as is (25 Jun 2020) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel(Chief Editor)
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The estimation of wind resources in complex terrain is challenging as the wind conditions change significantly over short distances, different to flat terrain, where spatial changes are small. We demonstrate in this work that wind lidars can remotely map wind resources over large areas. This will have implications for the planning of wind energy projects and ultimately reduce uncertainties in wind resource estimations in complex terrain, making such areas more interesting for future development.