Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Research article
29 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 29 Jan 2024

The wind farm pressure field

Ronald B. Smith


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Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ronald Smith on behalf of the Authors (28 Aug 2023)  Author's response 
EF by Polina Shvedko (30 Aug 2023)  Manuscript   Author's tracked changes 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Aug 2023) by Johan Meyers
RR by Bleeg James (18 Sep 2023)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Oct 2023) by Johan Meyers
AR by Ronald Smith on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (30 Oct 2023) by Johan Meyers
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Dec 2023) by Jakob Mann (Chief editor)
AR by Ronald Smith on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Recent papers have investigated the impact of turbine drag on local wind patterns, but these studies have not given a full explanation of the induced pressure field. The pressure field blocks and deflects the wind and in other ways modifies farm efficiency. Current gravity wave models are complex and provide no estimation tools. We dig deeper into the cause of the pressure field and provide approximate closed-form expressions for pressure field effects.
Final-revised paper