Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Volume

524

Issue

1

First Page

012174-1

Last Page

012174-10

DOI

10.1088/1742-6596/524/1/012174

Abstract

The Midwest US currently is experiencing a large build-out of wind turbines in areas where the nocturnal low-level jet (NLLJ) is a prominent and frequently occurring feature. We describe shear characteristics of the NLLJ and their influence on wind power production. Reports of individual turbine power production and concurrent measurements of near-surface thermal stratification are used to turbine wake interactions and turbine interaction with the overlying atmosphere. Progress in forecasting conditions such as wind ramps and shear are discussed. Finally, the pressure perturbation introduced by a line of turbines produces surface flow convergence that may create a vertical velocity and hence a mesoscale influence on cloud formation by a wind farm.

Comments

This is an article from Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 524 (2014): 012174, doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/524/1/012174. Posted with permission.

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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.

Copyright Owner

IOP Publishing Ltd

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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