Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 777–790, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-777-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 777–790, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-777-2021

Research article 01 Jun 2021

Research article | 01 Jun 2021

A pressure-driven atmospheric boundary layer model satisfying Rossby and Reynolds number similarity

Maarten Paul van der Laan et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Elegant ABL model for efficient computation of homogeneous inflow conditions', Javier Sanz Rodrigo, 26 Jan 2021
  • RC2: 'Review of wes-2020-130', Fabien Margairaz, 11 Feb 2021
  • AC1: 'Response to reviewers', Paul van der Laan, 09 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Paul van der Laan on behalf of the Authors (09 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Mar 2021) by Raúl Bayoán Cal
RR by Javier Sanz Rodrigo (17 Mar 2021)
RR by Fabien Margairaz (31 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish as is (27 Apr 2021) by Raúl Bayoán Cal
ED: Publish as is (28 Apr 2021) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Paul van der Laan on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (31 May 2021) by Raúl Bayoán Cal
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Short summary
Wind farms operate in the atmospheric boundary layer, and their performance is strongly dependent on the atmospheric conditions. We propose a simple model of the atmospheric boundary layer that can be used as an inflow model for wind farm simulations for isolating a number of atmospheric effects – namely, the change in wind direction with height and atmospheric boundary layer depth. In addition, the simple model is shown to be consistent with two similarity theories.