Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 645–661, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 645–661, 2021

Research article 07 May 2021

Research article | 07 May 2021

Evaluation of idealized large-eddy simulations performed with the Weather Research and Forecasting model using turbulence measurements from a 250 m meteorological mast

Alfredo Peña et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'The challenge of comparing ensemble-averaged mast data with canonical ABL simulations', Javier Sanz Rodrigo, 28 Jan 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alfredo Peña, 14 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Question about assumed homogeneity; stable almost neutral', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Jan 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alfredo Peña, 14 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Alfredo Peña on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Mar 2021) by Sara C. Pryor
ED: Publish as is (01 Apr 2021) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)
Short summary
We investigate the ability of a community-open weather model to simulate the turbulent atmosphere by comparison with measurements from a 250 m mast at a flat site in Denmark. We found that within three main atmospheric stability regimes, idealized simulations reproduce closely the characteristics of the observations with regards to the mean wind, direction, turbulent fluxes, and turbulence spectra. Our work provides foundation for the use of the weather model in multiscale real-time simulations.