Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1191–1210, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1191-2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1191–1210, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1191-2020

Review article 17 Sep 2020

Review article | 17 Sep 2020

US East Coast synthetic aperture radar wind atlas for offshore wind energy

Tobias Ahsbahs et al.

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Short summary
Before constructing wind farms we need to know how much energy they will produce. This requires knowledge of long-term wind conditions from either measurements or models. At the US East Coast there are few wind measurements and little experience with offshore wind farms. Therefore, we created a satellite-based high-resolution wind resource map to quantify spatial variations in the wind conditions over potential sites for wind farms and found larger variation than modelling suggested.