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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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.