Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1015–1030, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1015-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1015–1030, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1015-2021

Research article 28 Jul 2021

Research article | 28 Jul 2021

WRF-simulated low-level jets over Iowa: characterization and sensitivity studies

Jeanie A. Aird et al.

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AR by Jeanie Aird on behalf of the Authors (04 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 May 2021) by Katherine Dykes
AR by Jeanie Aird on behalf of the Authors (27 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jun 2021) by Katherine Dykes
ED: Publish as is (24 Jun 2021) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
Low-level jets (LLJs) are pronounced maxima in wind speed profiles affecting wind turbine performance and longevity. We present a climatology of LLJs over Iowa using output from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and determine the rotor plane conditions when they occur. LLJ characteristics are highly sensitive to the identification criteria applied, and different (unique) LLJs are extracted with each criterion. LLJ characteristics also vary with different model output resolution.