Articles | Volume 7, issue 4
Research article
19 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 19 Jul 2022

The wide range of factors contributing to wind resource assessment accuracy in complex terrain

Sarah Barber, Alain Schubiger, Sara Koller, Dominik Eggli, Alexander Radi, Andreas Rumpf, and Hermann Knaus


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2021-158', Andrea Vignaroli, 22 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sarah Barber, 30 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2021-158', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sarah Barber, 30 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sarah Barber on behalf of the Authors (30 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Apr 2022) by Andrea Hahmann
RR by Andrea Vignaroli (02 May 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 May 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Jun 2022) by Andrea Hahmann
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Jun 2022) by Joachim Peinke(Chief editor)
Short summary
In this work, a range of simulations are carried out with seven different wind modelling tools at five different complex terrain sites and the results compared to wind speed measurements at validation locations. This is then extended to annual energy production (AEP) estimations (without wake effects), showing that wind profile prediction accuracy does not translate directly or linearly to AEP accuracy. It is therefore vital to consider overall AEP when evaluating simulation accuracies.