Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1679–1688, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1679-2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1679–1688, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1679-2020

Research article 02 Dec 2020

Research article | 02 Dec 2020

The most similar predictor – on selecting measurement locations for wind resource assessment

Andreas Bechmann et al.

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AR by Andreas Bechmann on behalf of the Authors (18 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Sep 2020) by Rebecca Barthelmie
RR by Dariush Faghani (05 Oct 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Oct 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Oct 2020) by Rebecca Barthelmie
AR by Andreas Bechmann on behalf of the Authors (22 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Oct 2020) by Rebecca Barthelmie
ED: Publish as is (27 Oct 2020) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
When assessing wind resources for wind farm development, the first step is to measure the wind from tall meteorological masts. As met masts are expensive, they are not built at every planned wind turbine position but sparsely while trying to minimize the distance. However, this paper shows that it is better to focus on the similarity between the met mast and the wind turbines than the distance. Met masts at similar positions reduce the uncertainty of wind resource assessments significantly.