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Wind Energy Science The interactive open-access journal of the European Academy of Wind Energy
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 285-294, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-285-2017
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Research articles
29 May 2017
Why the Coriolis force turns a wind farm wake clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere
Maarten Paul van der Laan and Niels Nørmark Sørensen
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RC1: 'Review', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Feb 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Answer to Reviewer 1', Paul van der Laan, 16 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC3: 'Additional proof why the wind veer deflects the wind farm wake clockwise.', Paul van der Laan, 17 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC2: 'Review for “Why the Coriolis force turns a wind farm wake clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere”', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Answer to Reviewer 2', Paul van der Laan, 16 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (20 Mar 2017) by Carlo L. Bottasso  
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (23 Mar 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Mar 2017) by Carlo L. Bottasso
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Apr 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 Apr 2017)
ED: Publish as is (21 Apr 2017) by Carlo L. Bottasso  
ED: Publish as is (27 Apr 2017) by Jakob Mann (Chief Editor)  
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Short summary
In recent years, wind farms have grown in size and are more frequently placed in wind farm clusters. This means that large-scale effects such as the interaction of the Coriolis force and wind farm wakes are becoming more important for designing energy efficient wind farms. The literature disagrees on the turning direction of a wind farm wake due to the Coriolis force. In this article, we explain why the Coriolis force turns a wind farm wake clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere.
In recent years, wind farms have grown in size and are more frequently placed in wind farm...
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