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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4229-4244, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4229-2017
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Model evaluation paper
23 Nov 2017
Evaluation of the wind farm parameterization in the Weather Research and Forecasting model (version 3.8.1) with meteorological and turbine power data
Joseph C. Y. Lee and Julie K. Lundquist

Model code and software

The Weather Research and Forecasting Model (Version 3)
W. C. Skamarock, J. B. Klemp, J. Dudhia, D. O. Gill, D. M. Barker, M. G Duda, X.-Y. Huang, W. Wang, and J. G. Powers
https://doi.org/10.5065/D6MK6B4K
PSU Generic 1.5-MW Turbine
S. Schmitz
https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.22492.18567
The WRF Wind Farm Parameterization User Input
J. C. Y. Lee and J. K. Lundquist
https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.847780
Publications Copernicus
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Short summary
We evaluate the wind farm parameterization (WFP) in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, a powerful tool to simulate wind farms and their meteorological impacts numerically. In our case study, the WFP simulations with fine vertical grid resolution are skilful in matching the observed winds and the actual power productions. Moreover, the WFP tends to underestimate power in windy conditions. We also illustrate that the modeled wind speed is a critical determinant to improve the WFP.
We evaluate the wind farm parameterization (WFP) in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF)...
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