Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1043–1059, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1043-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1043–1059, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1043-2021

Research article 10 Aug 2021

Research article | 10 Aug 2021

Extreme wind shear events in US offshore wind energy areas and the role of induced stratification

Mithu Debnath et al.

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AR by Mithu Debnath on behalf of the Authors (03 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Apr 2021) by Andrea Hahmann
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Apr 2021)
RR by Peter C. Kalverla (17 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 May 2021) by Andrea Hahmann
AR by Mithu Debnath on behalf of the Authors (13 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Jun 2021) by Andrea Hahmann
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Jun 2021) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
AR by Mithu Debnath on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
As the offshore wind industry emerges on the US East Coast, a comprehensive understanding of the wind resource – particularly extreme events – is vital to the industry's success. We leverage a year of data of two floating lidars to quantify and characterize the frequent occurrence of high-wind-shear and low-level-jet events, both of which will have a considerable impact on turbine operation. We find that almost 100 independent long events occur throughout the year.