Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 391–411, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-391-2020

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 391–411, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-391-2020
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30 Mar 2020
Research article | 30 Mar 2020

Comparing abnormalities in onshore and offshore vertical wind profiles

Mathias Møller et al.

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This work has analyzed historical data of 10 min averaged wind speed measurements to investigate the accuracy of the commonly used equations for describing the wind velocity as a function of the height above ground. The results of analyzing data from a wide range of sites show that the common equations do not sufficiently describe certain physical phenomena, especially at offshore and coastal locations. The results imply that there is a need for more advanced models.