Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 355–374, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-355-2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 355–374, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-355-2020

Research article 26 Mar 2020

Research article | 26 Mar 2020

Rossby number similarity of an atmospheric RANS model using limited-length-scale turbulence closures extended to unstable stratification

Maarten Paul van der Laan et al.

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AR by Paul van der Laan on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Jan 2020) by Johan Meyers
RR by Javier Sanz Rodrigo (07 Feb 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Feb 2020) by Johan Meyers
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Feb 2020) by Carlo L. Bottasso(Chief Editor)
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The design of wind turbines and wind farms can be improved by increasing the accuracy of the inflow models representing the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). In this work we employ numerical simulations of the idealized ABL, which can represent the mean effects of Coriolis and buoyancy forces and surface roughness. We find a new model-based similarity that provides a better understanding of the idealized ABL. In addition, we extend the model to include effects of convective buoyancy forces.