Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1399–1409, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1399-2020

Special issue: WindEurope Offshore 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1399–1409, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1399-2020

Research article 27 Oct 2020

Research article | 27 Oct 2020

Characterisation of the offshore precipitation environment to help combat leading edge erosion of wind turbine blades

Robbie Herring et al.

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AR by Robbie Herring on behalf of the Authors (06 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Aug 2020) by Ignacio Marti Perez
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Aug 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Sep 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Sep 2020) by Ignacio Marti Perez
AR by Robbie Herring on behalf of the Authors (06 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Sep 2020) by Ignacio Marti Perez
ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2020) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)
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Leading edge erosion has developed into a significant problem for the offshore wind industry. It is important to understand the offshore precipitation environment to model and predict the onset of erosion and to design systems to protect against it. In this study, the offshore environment was characterised using up-to-date measuring techniques. A general offshore droplet size distribution that can be used to improve lifetime prediction techniques has been presented.