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First book devoted solely to the meteorological basics of wind power generation
Presents the meteorological basics for large wind turbines and wind parks
Gives guidance to plan offshore wind parks
This book is intended to give an introduction into the meteorological boundary conditions for power generation from the wind, onshore and offshore. It is to provide reliable meteorological information for the planning and running of this important kind of renewable energy. This includes the derivation of wind laws and wind profile descriptions, especially those above the logarithmic surface layer. Winds over complex terrain and nocturnal low-level jets are considered as well. A special chapter is devoted to the efficiency of large wind parks and their wakes.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »atmospheric boundary layers - meteorology of wind - offshore winds - physics of wind energy - remote sensing of the boundary-layer flows - wind energy - wind parks - wind profiles - wind turbines