Atmospheric Science for Wind Energy Research

Webinar
August 20, 2020

Atmospheric Science for Wind Energy Research

Atmospheric processes create and control the fuel that drives energy demand as well as several renewable energy technologies, most notably the wind. Though these processes have been examined for thousands of years, our understanding of the dynamics of the atmosphere is lacking at the temporal and spatial scales critical to these energy systems. As a result, atmospheric scientists are breaking new ground in describing how highly complex wind dynamics evolve from global weather patterns to interactions between turbines, wind power plants, and groups of plants. The new understanding is driving increases in both productivity and reliability. And the science behind these processes continues to advance through an integrated series of field campaigns and simulation tool development activities.

Please join National Renewable Energy Laboratory Senior Engineer Pat Moriarty for a webinar in which a panel of wind energy science and technology leaders will discuss the latest atmospheric research in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, national laboratories, industry, and the international community. Topics will include a fundamental overview of atmospheric forcing, resource assessment, atmospheric measurement including remote sensing, contrasting processes between land-based and offshore wind, and turbulence-resolving atmospheric simulations. Speakers will also highlight recent and forthcoming large-scale field campaigns, such as the Wind Forecasting Improvement Projects and the American Wake Experiment (AWAKEN).

For more information about the webinar, including how to register, contact Alex Lemke at [email protected]