Session 1B Observations and Modeling Related to Renewable Energy Applications I

Monday, 2 August 2010: 3:30 PM-5:45 PM
Torrey's Peak III & IV (Keystone Resort)
Host: 19th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence
Bill Mahoney, NCAR, RAL, Boulder, CO

3:30 PM
Validation of boundary-layer winds from WRF Mesoscale Forecasts with applications to wind energy forecasting
Caroline Draxl, Risø DTU Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark; and A. N. Hahmann, A. Peña, J. N. Nissen, and G. Giebel
3:45 PM
On the importance of accurate wind profile for wind power applications
Mark Zagar, Vestas Wind Systems, A/S, Randers, Denmark; and F. A. Tøgersen

4:15 PM
Large-eddy simulation of wind-turbine wakes: Evaluation of turbine parameterizations
Fernando Porté-Agel, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; and Y. T. Wu, H. Lu, and L. Chamorro Sr.

4:30 PM
Turbulent flow over sinusoidal bumps and hills derived from large eddy simulations
Peter P. Sullivan, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. G. Patton and K. W. Ayotte
4:45 PM
Wind energy-related atmospheric boundary layer large-eddy simulation using OpenFOAM
Matthew J. Churchfield, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and G. Vijayakumar, J. G. Brasseur, and P. J. Moriarty
5:00 PM
A coupled groundwater-atmospheric model for wind energy forecasting
Julie K. Lundquist, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO; and R. M. Maxwell, J. D. Mirocha, S. G. Smith, C. S. Woodward, and A. F. B. Tompson

5:15 PM
Significance of mesoscale surface heterogeneity in wind speed forecasting
Song-Lak Kang, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and D. Lenschow, P. Sullivan, and P. Mininni

5:30 PM
Effects of thermal stability and incoming boundary-layer flow in the structure of wind turbine wake(s): a wind tunnel study
Leonardo Chamorro, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and F. Porté-Agel

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