Diurnal evolution of wind structure and data availability measured by the DOE prototype radar system

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Abstract

A new Doppler radar prototype has been developed and deployed at Texas Tech University with a focus on enhancing the technologies' capability to contribute to wind plant relevant complex flow measurements. In particular, improvements in data availability, total data coverage, and autonomous operation were targeted to enable contributions to a wider range of wind energy applications. Doppler radar offers rapid scan speeds, extended maximum range and excellent along-beam range resolution allowing for the simultaneous measurement of various wind phenomena ranging from regional and wind plant scales to inflow and wake flow assessment for an individual turbine. Data examples and performance improvements relative to a previous edition of the technology are presented, including insights into the influence of diurnal atmospheric stability evolution of wind structure and system performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012003
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume926
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 23 2017
EventWindEurope Conference and Exhibition 2017 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Nov 28 2017Nov 30 2017

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