Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Research article
02 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 02 Feb 2022

On the measurement of stability parameter over complex mountainous terrain

Elena Cantero, Javier Sanz, Fernando Borbón, Daniel Paredes, and Almudena García

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The impact of atmospheric stability on wind energy is widely demonstrated, so we have to know how to characterise it. This work based on a meteorological mast located in a complex terrain compares and evaluates different instrument set-ups and methodologies for stability characterisation. The methods are examined considering their theoretical background, implementation complexity, instrumentation requirements and practical use in connection with wind energy applications.
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