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Wind Energy Science The interactive open-access journal of the European Academy of Wind Energy
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 211-228, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-211-2017
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04 May 2017
An intercomparison of mesoscale models at simple sites for wind energy applications
Bjarke T. Olsen et al.

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Understanding uncertainties in wind resource assessment associated with the use of the output from numerical weather prediction (NWP) models is important for wind energy applications. A better understanding of the sources of error reduces risk and lowers costs. Here, an intercomparison of the output from 25 NWP models is presented. The study shows that model errors are larger and agreement between models smaller at inland sites and near the surface.
Understanding uncertainties in wind resource assessment associated with the use of the output...
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